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Pokemon Let’s Go sales figures hit big milestone! Sequel confirmed?

Published: 1/Feb/2019 3:29

by Paul Cot

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Since its release in November 2018, Pokemon Let’s Go has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide! The newest Pokemon game is now the 5th best selling Nintendo Switch game!

Best Selling Nintendo Switch Games

The 10 million copies Pokemon Let’s Go has sold was confirmed by Nintendo within their investor relations pages. These sales figures go up to December 31, 2018. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that Pokemon Let’s Go sales have now far exceeded the 10 million mark.

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The best selling Nintendo Switch game to date is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The Switch’s most popular game has a big advantage on Let’s Go though, as it was released back in April 2017. Here are the top 5 selling Nintendo Switch games:

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 15.02 million sales
  2. Super Mario Odyssey 13.76 million sales
  3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 12.08 million sales
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 11.68 million sales
  5. Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu / Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee 10.00 million sales

Best Selling Pokemon Games

The same source that provides the Pokemon Let’s Go sales figures also provides sales figures for Nintendo 3DS and DS games. As a result, we can see the sales for Pokemon games specifically from those consoles.

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Unfortunately it doesn’t show the numerous Pokemon games from before the Nintendo DS. However, we have listed the top 5 selling Pokemon games of all time in the link below.

Read More: Best selling Pokemon games of all time!

Combining the Nintendo Switch, 3DS and DS, we have the following sales figures for Pokemon games.

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  1. Pokemon Diamond and Pearl 17.67 million sales
  2. Pokemon X and Y 16.37 million sales
  3. Pokemon Sun and Moon 16.14 million sales
  4. Pokemon Black and White 15.64 million sales
  5. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire 14.17 million sales

Notably, Pokemon Let’s Go is still quite far from these totals. Nevertheless, it has been released for less than two months so it will be interesting to see if it can break into this list.

Pokemon Let’s Go Sequel

Given the scepticism of some Pokemon fans on whether Let’s Go would be a success, Nintendo will be delighted with the 10 million sales it has accrued so far. Equally as delighted will be Pokemon fans who want a sequel to Pokemon Let’s Go!

With the Switch’s first attempt at a Pokemon game being such a commercial success, the likelihood of an eventual sequel only increases. Consequently, a release date for a sequel is already rumored. Furthermore, there are hints to a sequel in the current game.

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Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.

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That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!

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Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.

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While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.

Snivy

So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.

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Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.

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Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.