Pokémon Sun and Moon have continued to light up sales charts and now IGN reports that the pair of games have become the fastest Nintendo titles to sell more than 4 million units.
The information comes from a statement made by Nintendo, citing statistics from the market research firm NPD Group. Since launching last November, Sun and Moon have combined to sell more than 4.5 million units.
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Even though the year of Mythical Pokémon giveaways is officially over, Pokémon X, Y, Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby players can still use the Mystery Gift option to get the Alpha Pokémon Arceus before Saturday, December 31.
Players in the U.S. can use the code “ARCEUS20,” while those in Europe can use the code “ARCEUS2016.”
If you acquired Arceus from a previous distribution event, you will not be able to redeem the code for another one.
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Beginning today, Pokémon Sun and Moon players can band together and earn Festival Coins by completing this month’s Global Mission.
Trainers all over the world have until January 9 to catch or knock out a combined total of 1 million Pokémon. If they are successful, they will receive 2,017 Festival Coins to spend in Sun and Moon‘s Festival Plaza. If not, they will receive a consolation prize of 217 Festival Coins.
As a bonus for players that tied their game to a Pokémon Global Link account, they will receive 4,034 or 434 Festival Coins, depending on the Mission’s outcome.
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The next Pokémon movie, titled “Pokémon I Choose You,” is slated to premiere on July 15 in Japan. Details on the story are currently unknown, but the first trailer and early promotional materials feature Pallet Town, Ho-Oh and other classic imagery from the very first episode of the Pokémon anime, with which the movie also shares its name.
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Nintendo is partnering with Best Buy to hold demo events at participating stores across the U.S. between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. tomorrow, December 11.
Visitors will have a chance to try out some of Nintendo’s holiday titles, like Paper Mario: Color Splash and Pokémon Sun and Moon.
The full list of participating locations is available after the break. It can also be found on Nintendo.com.
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The first Mythical Pokémon distribution event for Pokémon Sun and Moon is now live.
Once players have completed the games’ main story, they can use the QR Scanner feature to scan the above code and receive the Steel- and Fairy-type Pokémon Magearna. It will need to be picked up from the deliveryman at the Antiquities of the Ages shop in Hau’oli City.
Magearna arrives at Level 50 and knows the moves: Fleur Cannon, Flash Cannon, Lucky Chant and Helping Hand. It also has the exclusive ability Soul-Heart, which raises its Sp. Atk stat by one each time another Pokémon in the area faints.
The QR code will not expire, so players are free to complete the game at their own pace.
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The year of free Mythical Pokémon distribution events is coming to a close and the Melody Pokémon Meloetta will be the one to end it all.
Beginning today and continuing until December 24, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Omega Ruby, X or Y players can connect to the Nintendo Network and receive the Normal- and Psychic-type.
When Meloetta joins players’ parties, it will know the moves Quick Attack, Confusion and Round and be at Level 100.
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Pokémon Sun and Moon did not just have a record-setting launch in Europe, the games managed to sell more than 3.7 million units in their first two weeks in the Americas, making them Nintendo’s fastest-selling games in the region.
The games beat the previous record, set by Pokémon X and Y during the same period in 2013, by more than 85 percent. By Nintendo’s numbers, the Pokémon games have sold more than a combined 280 million units worldwide since the series began in 1996.
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Individually, Pokémon Sun and Moon failed to top the charts during their launch last week in the U.K., coming in at the number three and four spots, respectively, according to market research company Chart-Track. However, combined sales of the two games make them the most successful launch ever of any Nintendo game in the U.K.
The games managed to outdo the launches of everything that came out on the Wii and DS, despite having a significantly smaller install base. In just their first day, Sun and Moon sold more than the popular Wii Fit did in its first week.
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