The newest entries into the Pokémon franchise, Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, released over a month ago in the US now, with both fans and critics responding positively to the game. While many were hesitant of the long-running Nintendo staple taking a risk on releasing a spinoff series, it looks as though the numbers alone justify the dice roll alone.
In a tweet released by Serebii.net, Nintendo states that Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! have sold over 2 million units in the United States alone since launch. Previously, it was reported that the game had sold 1.5 million copies in the United States right after its launch. For comparison’s sake, Pokémon: Sun/Moon sold a combined 3.7 million units in its first two weeks on release.
While many fans will view that number as lower in comparison to previous titles, it is wise to keep in mind the smaller install base of the Nintendo Switch when compared to the Nintendo 3DS when Sun/Moon released, along with this number representing a single country. This number is also released before the holiday sales numbers have come in.
While no word has come in on if the Pokémon Company plans to continue its run of spin-off Let’s Go series, but with string sales in the US early in its life, it might be a safe bet to expect them to. Fans of the traditional Pokémon entries also have a mainline Pokémon RPG to look forward to on the Switch in 2019 as well.