Forums - Sales Discussion - Pokemon: Letís Go sells 116,000 copies in the first 3 days in UK

 

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu and Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee were some of the biggest game releases this past week. The first region to report sales is the UK, where the two titles did pretty well all things considered.

An initial figure puts the Pokemon: Let’s Go games at 116,000 copies sold – not including digital. Pikachu was apparently the more popular version by quite a bit.

Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu appeared on the charts for the first time at the fourth position. Pokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee came in at #6. If the two were combined, they would have been the top seller at UK physical retail last week.

Opening sales of Pokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu/Eevee were down over 60% compared to Pokemon Sun/Moon, though the 3DS games made for the biggest launch of a Nintendo release in the UK ever so it would have been tough to replicate. A closer comparison is Pokemon X/Y, but sales were still down 5% there as well. Pokemon: Let’s Go still had the best opening for a Switch title by far.

GamesIndustry also points out a couple of extra important tidbits. Nintendo dealt with stock issues, meaning fewer units came in from the company’s European warehouse and some pre-orders were not fulfilled. Many stores sold out of copies as well. 3DS also had a larger install base when its Pokemon titles released.

Thanks to Pokemon’s arrival, Switch hardware and many pieces of software benefited in a strong way. Sales for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Party, Super Mario Odyssey, and Zelda: Breath of the Wild rose by 94%, 25%, 30%, and 52% respectively. Just Dance 2019 sales increased by 465% largely thanks to Switch as well.

Here’s a look at previous Pokemon sales:

[Week 21, 2009] POKÉMON PLATINUM (NINTENDO) – 59,000 / NEW

[Week 12, 2010] POKÉMON HEARTGOLD / SOULSILVER (NINTENDO) – 90,000 / NEW

[Week 09, 2011] POKÉMON BLACK / WHITE (NINTENDO) ~ 125,000 – 144,000 / NEW

[Week 41, 2012] POKÉMON BLACK 2 / WHITE 2 (NINTENDO) – 62,000 / NEW

[Week 41, 2013] POKÉMON X / Y (NINTENDO) – 124,000 / NEW

[Week 48, 2014] POKÉMON OMEGA RUBY / ALPHA SAPPHIRE (NINTENDO) – 145,000 / NEW

[Week 47, 2016] POKÉMON SUN / MOON (NINTENDO) – 290,000 / NEW

[Week 46, 2017] POKÉMON ULTRA SUN / ULTRA MOON (NINTENDO) – 78,000 / NEW

[Week 46, 2018] POKEMON LET’S GO, PIKACHU! +POKEMON LET’S GO, EEVEE! (NINTENDO) – 116,000 / NEW

 

Source https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-11-18-pok-mon-and-spyro-top-hyper-competitive-week-at-uk-games-retail">1 - 2



     


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60% down from sun/moon.... oof



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The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

flashfire926 said:
60% down from sun/moon.... oof

Ya let's look at the outlier and not all the other games.



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flashfire926 said:
60% down from sun/moon.... oof

Tbf evey other Pokemon game sold way less than Sun and Moon. S/M had the Pokemon Go, Pokemon 20th anniversary hype. The fact that Lets Go basickly sold the same like other regular Pokemon games is very good. Lets Go is also $60 so its probably going to sell 12-15m and be the most profitable Pokemon game.



To be fair, Sun & Moon's openings are astronomically higher than the others one this list, so it's really the exception rather than the rule. 

In comparison to all the openings of the other Pokemon games on this list, LGP/E's opening did just about what you'd expect from a Pokemon game in UK.



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Also Pokemon Lets Go is the biggest opening on the Switch. This game is a huge success.



flashfire926 said:
60% down from sun/moon.... oof

a spinoff title on a relatively new platform vs. a main series game on a platform with an install base easily 3x as high. thats still pretty good



The new biggest opening on Switch...until December 7th. Lets go did really well and it should have legs due to shortages.



Why was Sun/Moon so high? :O
And why was HGSS so low?

Also, woo Pikachu > Eevee. Eevee = shit and Pikachu = awesome!!!



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Shikamo said:

Thanks to Pokemon’s arrival, Switch hardware and many pieces of software benefited in a strong way. Sales for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Party, Super Mario Odyssey, and Zelda: Breath of the Wild rose by 94%, 25%, 30%, and 52% respectively. Just Dance 2019 sales increased by 465% largely thanks to Switch as well.

Those are some very solid boosts for the other games. MK8D almost doubled.



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