Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee break first week Switch sales record with 3m copies sold

Players have taken a shiny to them.

We already had an idea Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee were performing well from the recent British sales charts, where the games (when combined) topped sales of all other titles last week. And this success appears to have been mirrored globally, as a whopping 3m units have been shifted in the first week since their release.

The news was shared via The Pokémon Company on Twitter (translated by Gematsu). It means the games have broken the record for the Switch's biggest launch to date.

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They can take all my money for allowing this to happen, basically.

Described as a hybrid of Pokémon's mainline games and Pokémon Go, Let's Go appears to be an attempt to bridge the gap between old and new Pokémon players. I mean this quite literally, as the easiest way for Pokémon Go players to get their hands on new Pokémon Meltan is to transfer their critters to the Switch game. With sales figures like these, it seems the crossover plan is going pretty well for The Pokémon Company. That must be a huge releevee.

If you missed it, Eurogamer's Chris Tapsell decided that for all its Sinnohs, Pokémon Let's Go is an enjoyable experience for both hardcore Pokémon fans and new players. Before you set off to catch 'em all, you can catch up on our review here.

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