This past year has seen something of a resurgence for the Pokémon brand, as the Pokémon Company has gone all out in celebrating the 20th anniversary. After a strong start with the surprisingly good Pokkén Tournament, the release of Pokémon GO in the summer broke numerous records and drove sales for 3DS consoles and Pokémon games through the roof. With all this momentum built up, projections paint the upcoming Pokémon Sun and Moon in a very positive light.
In Nintendo's Financial Briefing, the company briefly touched on the anticipated 3DS releases. Obviously, expectations are high, as Kimishima noted that the games are being positioned as Nintendo's primary Holiday games for the upcoming season. Pre-orders for the games have greatly outpaced equivalent numbers for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, and the special demo that came out last week has hit 3.5 million downloads, setting the record for the fastest demo to reach that milestone on the 3DS eShop.
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