Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee break Switch sales record

A few days ago, we brought you the news that Spyro had topped the sales chart, but we mentioned that Pokemon Let’s Go would have blown all of the competition out of the water if you combined the sales of both versions. Now, the true sales might of Pokemon Let’s Go is becoming apparent, as both versions combined have sold an astonishing three million copies in the first week. For all of you record-followers out there, that makes it the fastest-selling game on the Nintendo Switch since the console launched back in 2017.

That record is nothing to be underestimated, as it means that Pokemon Let’s Go has beaten the likes of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. The news was announced by The Pokemon Company on Twitter and it shows that interest in the pocket monsters doesn’t appear to be lessening. The Pokemon Let’s Go titles are part Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow remakes and part Pokemon Go hybrid, intended to bridge the gap between old and new players alike. It would seem as though that idea has paid off.

Here’s the tweet announcing the news, just in case you can speak Japanese.

I wonder if Pokemon cards are still banned in schools?

Chris is our resident FPS-obsessed football fanatic who—when not playing an FPS or FIFA—can probably be found spending the odd 100 hours or so building his perfect farm on Stardew Valley. Chris has grown up on gaming and loves nothing more than to discuss them with his fellow gamers and hear their opinions, before stubbornly arguing with them until they agree with his. Chris comes to you with a hint of cynicism and plenty of sarcasm.

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