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Pokemon: Let's Go Destroys Nintendo Switch Record

Pokémon: Let’s Go has sold 3 million copies worldwide in its first week of release, breaking the record for the fastest-selling title on the Nintendo Switch since the console's release in 2017.

The newest Pokémon game is the brand new remastered version of Pokémon: Yellow, which was released for the GameBoy after the success of the original two games, Pokémon: Red and Pokémon: Blue. Nintendo tweaked the new game to also incorporate elements from the widely popular mobile game Pokémon Go, and allows players to play with either Pikachu or Eevee.

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The latest entry in the massive franchise has already become one of the best selling games on the Nintendo Switch, with over 110,000 units sold in the United Kingdom, and a whopping 661,000 copies within the first three days of release in Japan.

Now, Nintendo Life reports that the game has sold over 3 million copies worldwide within the first week of release. This makes it the fastest selling game for the Nintendo Switch, outpacing the releases of Super Mario Odyssey, which sold 2 million copies in the first three days of release, and Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which sold 1.3 million copies in the first month of release.

The Pokémon Company shared the news on Twitter, which has been translated below.

Pokémon: Let’s Go is currently available on the Nintendo Switch.

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