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Pokemon: Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Sells an Estimated 1.98 Million Units First Week at Retail

Pokemon: Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Sells an Estimated 1.98 Million Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 08 January 2018 / 12,795 Views

The RPG from publishers Nintendo and The Pokemon Company and developer Game Freak - Pokemon: Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon - sold 1,978,150 units first week at retail, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending November 18.

Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in Japan with 1,168,156 units sold (69%), compared to 473,233 units sold in the US (24%) and 371,143 units sold in Europe (19%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 77,552 units in the UK, 75,540 units in Germany, and 102,869 units in France.

Here is how the first week sales of Pokemon: Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon compare to other games on the Nintendo 3DS:
  1. Pokemon X and Y - 4.19 Million
  2. Pokemon Sun and Moon - 3.74 million
  3. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire - 2.64 Million
  4. Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon - 1.98 million
Pokemon: Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon released for the Nintendo 3DS worldwide on November 17, 2017.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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JON0 (on 08 January 2018)

It's going to be interesting to see how Pokemon Switch does.

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RaptorChrist (on 09 January 2018)

Makes me wonder if the game would've been better off as a single game instead of two (i.e. Gold / Silver -> Crystal)

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Errorist76 (on 08 January 2018)

Wow...I agree. Once Pokemon comes to Switch sales are going to explode.
I'm curious what Monster Hunter World will do to PS4 sales as well.

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