We all thought Pokémon Sun & Moon would do extremely well as interest in Pokémon is at an all-time high thanks to the smash hit Augmented Reality title Pokémon GO, however no-one could have predicted that Pokémon Sun & Moon would be GameStop’s most pre-ordered video games in the past five years. Here’s all the details from the earnings call.
- Pokemon Sun and Moon are the best-performing games for GameStop all year; preorders for the game were the highest for any game at GameStop in five years.
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare underperformed, though specifics were not shared
- PS4 Pro is off to a “strong” start, while PSVR units are selling well, as they only stay on shelves for an average of 10 days.
- 27 percent of GameStop’s PowerUp Rewards members who are aware of the Nintendo Switch plan to buy the console. This pre-launch purchase intent metric is in line with that of the Xbox One at a similar point in time. The figure could go higher after Nintendo’s Switch news event in January.
Thanks to MasterPikachu6 for the tip!