For the first big Pokémon adventure on Switch, Nintendo decided to take a risk and create a hybrid game that mixed the standard Pokémon formula with elements of mobile mega-hit Pokémon GO. This new take on the Kanto region proved to be successful, and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee sold 3 million copies right out of the game. Now that a little more time has passed, we have a better idea of their long-term sales potential.

According to the latest data from Nintendo’s investor relations page, the twin
Let’s Go games have sold a combined 10 million copies as of December 31, 2018. That means they’ve sold approximately 7 million copies since the last update on November 22nd. That’s good enough for fifth place on Switch’s overall software sales charts.

These early sales numbers are already impressive, and
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu andPokémon: Let’s Go have plenty of potential for evergreen sales. Pokémon games tend to have a long tail, and it’s likely that the Detective Pikachu movie will spark more interest in the series and bring more consumer into the Switch ecosystem.

Source: Nintendo

Ben Lamoreux

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