Pokemon Sun and Moon have seen the best UK launch of any Nintendo Pokemon titles. Eurogamer reports they initially sold twice as many copies as Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the previous entries in the franchise. The success of Pokemon Go a few months ago may have helped the games.
When viewed on their own, Sun and Moon come in at #3 and #4 in terms of physical sales in the UK. However, they would be #1 and therefore ahead of FIFA 17 if their sales were combined.
Exact figures haven’t been released for the major markets, but it’s been reported Sun/Moon saw 2 million sales during their first three days in Japan.