Pokémon has always been popular, but Pokémon Sun & Moon has raised the bar even more, not only for the franchise as a whole, but for Nintendo too.
The game is the biggest ever launch of a Nintendo game in Europe, selling over 1.5 million units. In the UK alone, the game sold over 368,000, and all that was only in the first week. The Pokémon community was already huge with the massive success of Pokémon Go on the mobile platform, and that community has grown even more with the success of Sun & Moon, and will undoubtedly keep growing as the game is updated.
Another thing that will pull even more players in is the first major Pokémon Sun & Moon tournament, which will take place December 9th through 11th this year, at Pokémon's official European International Championships in London. The best trainers out there will go head to head for a combined prize pool value of up to $250,000, and the event will be streamed through official Pokémon channels, meaning that even if you can't make it to the event, you can still watch from the comfort of your own home. More information about this tournament can be found here.
Pokémon Sun & Moon has already been extremely well received and reviewed, often taking 5 star and 9/10 ratings from some of the most popular publications around, and Nintendo will most likely want to capitalize on all that success by continuing to support and update the game, which should make for a great time for all players of the game.
If you're not one of the 1.5 million, you can join them today by purchasing Pokémon Sun & Moon at GAME for the starting price of £34.99.