Nintendo Ships More Then 10 Million Pokemon Sun and Moon Copies For Launch

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We are less then 24 hours away from the release of the latest Pokemon games, Pokemon Sun and Moon. The games come out on November 18th for fans over in the US, while the European fans can get their hands on a copy of Pokemon Sun and Moon on November 23rd. Pokemon Sun and Moon are coming out on the Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo has high expectations for the game, as they have shipped more then 10 million copies of the game worldwide for launch. A Kotaku user reported that this number is 1.5 times more than the previous Pokemon titles, Pokemon X and Y, and is also ‘the biggest launch release of any Nintendo 3DS game ever.

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Currently, Pokemon X and Y hold the record for the bestselling Nintendo 3DS games, with 15.5 million copies sold. With Nintendo shipping more then 10 million copies of Pokemon Sun and Moon for launch, it seems that Pokemon X and Y might not be able to hold onto its best selling title for long.

We recently reported on the version exclusive Pokemon for Pokemon Sun and Moon being leaked. Click here for more information on that.

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Pokemon Sun and Moon come out on November 18th for the U.S. and on November 23rd for Europe. The game is developed by Game Freak and is published by Nintendo.