Pokémon Sun and Moon are now available worldwide on Nintendo 3DS, and they are off to a lightning fast start! Earlier today we reported that they set a new record for the biggest ever launch for a Nintendo game in Europe, and the results have been similar in the Americas. Nintendo has just announced that the latest Pokémon games are also the fastest-selling Nintendo games ever in North and South America.

In less than two weeks, the twin games have sold a combined 3.7 million copies in the Americas. According to Nintendo, this marks a whopping 85% increase over the sales of Pokémon X and Y during their launch period. Thanks to this strong start for the seventh generation, the Pokémon franchise has now eclipsed 280 million lifetime sales.

Source: Nintendo press release (via Nintendo Everything)

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