Pokemon Sun and Moon are officially the most pre-ordered games in Nintendo’s history, the company has announced via a press release sent out yesterday. Considering Nintendo’s long, storied history of creating hugely-successful titles, the news doesn’t really come as much of a surprise, but it’s nevertheless confirmation that the Pokemon franchise still holds a huge amount of popularity 20 years after its inception.
Adding to that list of accolades, Nintendo also confirms that the Pokemon Sun and Moon Special Demo Version, which hit the 3DS eShop last week, is the most downloaded demo in the company’s history.
The press release reads:
With the launch of the first Pokémon video games 20 years ago, the Pokémon brand quickly became a global sensation and hasn’t left popular culture since. The Pokémon brand’s 20-year celebration in 2016 has ignited fans’ passion for the beloved franchise across the country and around the world with a wide variety of initiatives and new launches.
An extensive collection of trailers have been released for Pokemon Sun and Moon since their reveal earlier this year, detailing various new features including reimagined forms of classic Pokemon, mysterious Ultra Beasts and even the return of some famous faces from the series’ past.
Both titles are set to launch November 18 on 3DS, and for our previous coverage of all the new features packed into the game cartridge, see here.