Sun and Moon sales did not get "dragged down" by Japan and even if it did I'm talking about sales headlines pertaining to specific countries in relation to total sales and speed of sales .. not just total lifetime sales. I also was iffy about using X and Y for a number of reasons anyways which is why I wrote that in such a way.
Most of these counter points are just a way of trying to legitimize how impressive this is without addressing what I'm actually saying. Also none of it proves i'm "wrong" because I never said or meant to say Switch isn't a contributing factor...
Sun and Moon didn’t perform as well as other Pokémon games in japan. X&Y were the first global release.
And you’re forgetting the difference in install base between the DS and 3DS. The 3ds games had a much bigger attachrate.
3ds games sold more on a smaller install signalling growth in the franchise.
Pokémon switch will be a monster because the switch itself has higher software attchrate than any Nintendo console plus Pokémon as a franchise is continuing to grow on top of the fact that this is the first console hd Pokémon game. A lot of people have been asking for this since forever.Last edited by BlackBeauty - on 19 March 2018