The new Pokémon Let’s Go series has been out for almost two weeks now, and has received acclaim from both fans and critics alike for its fresh take on the series’ original entries. While mainline Pokémon entries normally are some of Nintendo’s best selling software each year, many questioned how well the spinoff entry would be sell in comparison, but it looks as though those doubts can be be put bed.
According to Serebii.net, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! have sold 1.5 million units in the US alone since their launch on November 2017, 2018. For comparison, last year’s Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon on the Nintendo 3DS have sold over 2.2 million units in the US, putting the Let’s Go entries sales at a whopping 68% of Ultra Sun/Moon.
Granted, sales for Pokémon games are usually a bit bloated in a sense, due to at least two versions of the game being sold on release, but nonetheless, the sales for the game have to show that interest for this style of game is there. The Pokémon Company, Game Freak and Nintendo have already confirmed that fans will be receiving the next mainline entry in the series on the Nintendo Switch next year, with the assumed Generation 8 Pokémon accompanying it.
Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! provide a unique twist on a reimagining of the GameBoy classic, Pokémon Yellow, by most notably including the catching mechanics found in the hit mobile game, Pokémon Go. Pokémon Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! are both available now in stores and through the Nintendo eShop, on Nintendo Switch.