The numbers are so positive that they can already be compared to the success of Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The former sold two million units in a matter of three days, while the latter took a month to reach 1.3 million copies. These comparisons serve to understand that Pokémon remains a phenomenon in the entertainment industry. Compared to other titles in the franchise, they failed to surpass Pokémon X & Y, a delivery that sold 4 million copies in just two days. Pokémon Sun & Moon, the fastest-selling titles in the United States, will remain Nintendo’s greatest historical exponent.
The success in sales of pokemon games online also goes hand in hand with the great acceptance that has had the Nintendo Switch. To date they have sold more than 22 million consoles worldwide, a key number for good software numbers. In 2017, The Pokémon Company announced that 300 million Pokémon games had already been sold.