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With the consistent hype that’s been building ever since Pokémon GO was released in July, it should come to no surprise that the demand for a new Pokémon game has been higher than it has been in years. Wall Street Journal technology reporter Takashi Mochizuki is a source who’s provided solid information about Nintendo in the past and he’s just shed some light on some numbers involving Sun & Moon, the highly anticipated games slated for release tomorrow.


This number may seem large (and it is in its own right), but it’s important to keep in mind that this means 10 million copies are being shipped to retailers, and this doesn’t mean that 10 million copies have been purchased (yet).

Throughout the last few months, users from various forums have been taking note that 3DS stock has been noticeably lower since the release of Pokémon GO. Both longtime players from the very first generation, as well as newcomers who want to experience the franchise for the first time, are gearing up for the big release tomorrow. This influx seems to have caused 3DS systems to become somewhat scarce in certain areas. The general desire to game on the go has also increased due to the exciting nature of playing GO on mobile devices.

That said, it really shouldn’t come to any surprise that Nintendo has been taking note of the interest expressed from fans and all the sales numbers in preparation for the big release. As if the hype wasn’t already crazy-high, it sounds like tomorrow is going to be a big day all around!

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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.