Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee Sell a Snorlax-Sized 3 Million Copies in One Week

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee Sell a Snorlax-Sized 3 Million Copies in One Week

Pokemon used "Sell Hella Copies." It was, assuredly, super effective.

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.

"We own your soul, and we have big plans to sell it to the Devil."

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.

Are you playing Pokémon Let's Go, or thinking about it? We have so many Pokémon Let's Go tips, hints, and guides for you. So very many.

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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