So I guess it’s fair to say Pokémon is still quite popular. In fact, according to The Pokémon Company (via Gematsu) the latest Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! titles have sold around 3 million copies in their first week. This places these titles at the very top in terms of first-week Switch sales.
For some context – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold around 1.2 million copies, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold just under 1.5 million copies (1.1 million on the Switch) and even Super Mario Odyssey only sold around 2.1 million copies in the same time period. Of course, the Let’s Go titles are split between the Eevee and Pikachu versions so one could argue that the totals only, therefore, average out to 1.5 million each – however, the fact that even considered in that way these titles are in the still on par with Zelda really says something; People really do still love catching ’em all.
For an in-depth look at what we thought of the games – check out Zain’s review later today.