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Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee sold 2.6 million in 2 days

Published: 15:20, 26 December 2018
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Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee! with Poke Ball accessory
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Nintendo weren't kidding when they said that the holiday shopping season in the US makes up the majority of their revenue and although the company didn't provide official figures, the latest data matches Famitsu's earlier estimates.

There's a slight difference in measuring though, since the earlier estimate monitored Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee and Pikachu's performance in the first three days on the market, i.e. 16, 17 and 18 November 2018.

VGChartz's data, on the other hand, refers to the week ending with 17 November, so we're talking about only two days. Nevertheless, the report seems to be right on the money, as it says that Nintendo flogged 2.6 million Eevees and Pikachus in two days, which rose to 3 million on 18 November.

As far as the split goes, Pokemon fans slightly prefered Pikachu, which accounted for 60 per cent of sales, or 1,555,702 units. Eevee's 40 per cent amounts to 1,056,433 sold copies, which is not too shabby considering Pikachu's slight advantage in the PR department.

When it comes to sales by region, Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee and Pikachu's performance in the US leads the way with 38 per cent, which amounts to 1 million copies and some change. Europe came in second with 30 per cent, which is 785,031, while the Japanese market took care of the remaining 25 per cent, which is 664,081 units.

This is where the numbers get a bit sketchy since Famitsu's report says that selling 660 thousand of Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee and Pikachu units in Japan took three days, not two. Of course, we are talking about estimates here and the numbers are well in the ballpark of one another, so close enough.

Nintendo Nintendo's Pokemon themed Switch edition Pokemon: Let's Go, Eevee and Pikachu

Interestingly, Pokemon: Lets' Go, Eevee and Pikachu's launch as separate products meant that Nintendo didn't snatch first place in that week's physical sales charts in the UK, even though the games' combined sales were enough to take home the gold. On the other hand, we're sure there's plenty more gold coming Nintendo's way.

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