Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee sold three million copies worldwide during its first week of release. That's a number big enough to make Giratina feel inadequate.
The Pokémon Company shared the news on its Japanese Twitter account (translated by Gematsu). According to the tweet, Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee boast the highest first-week sales of any Nintendo Switch game released to date.
The success of Pokémon Let's Go bodes well for whatever Game Freak has planned for Generation VIII of the monster-training series, and it also bodes well for the health of Pokémon in general. 2018 was a very successful year for Pokémon Go, and the ability to link up Pokémon Let's Go with Niantic's mobile app undoubtedly sold a few copies of the Switch game.
More importantly, Pokémon Let's Go is just a good, solid Pokémon game that some hardcore fans find too simplistic, but its relentless cuteness can't—nay, won't–be denied.
Nintendo's admittedly sparse showing at E3 2018 had some fans (and certainly many investors) worried the system wouldn't have a strong holiday season. Nintendo is gambling on two games this holiday: Pokémon Let's Go, and Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Looks like the Pokémon Let's Go gambit is paying off big-time. Bring on Smash Ultimate.
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