Holiday sales numbers for popular online retailer Amazon are in, and bothPokemon Sun & Moon as well as Final Fantasy 15 led the pack for video game sales.
While much of the attention when it comes to year-end sales has been focused on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, not all retailers saw Activision’s latest FPS fly off the (virtual) shelves. Amazon, for example, has two completely different titles as its best sellers for the holiday:Pokémon Sun & Moon and Final Fantasy 15.
It should come as no surprise that the titles were at or near the top of the Amazon best sellers list, given they both released so close to the holiday shopping season. What’s more interesting to note, though, is the fact that Call of Duty didn’t rank right alongside them, despite the title being one of the best selling games for November and the whole year.
For Pokémon Sun & Moon, the strong holiday sales are par for the course; Nintendo and Game Freak’s 3DS titles have been sales juggernauts since the very beginning. In fact, Pokémon Sun &Moon has been so successful that it now holds most of the records for fastest selling 3DS title andfastest selling Nintendo title in the Americas. Needless to say, a game like that doesn’t break a few records and then not top the charts for sales at the same time.