On October 18 Nintendo launched a free demo for their upcoming RPG games, Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon, and it’s proven to be quite a popular demo.
How popular? I hear you ask? Well, the company unveiled today that the demo, which launched just nine days ago, has already passed 3.5 million downloads. This, according to Nintendo makes the demo the “fastest start for any demo in the history of the Nintendo 3DS system.” It also “shows the breadth of the audience for these games,” said Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima.
This of course follows on from the unprecedented success of Pokémon Go which likely had a rub-on effect for Pokémon fans across the globe, increasing awareness for the brand.
“We have included a variety of exciting new features, while also ensuring that it is an approachable title for all kinds of gamers, including people who are experiencing Pokemon for the first time with Pokemon Go,” he said. “As Pokemon has been a hot topic recently, even among people with no game experience, there is fantastic momentum for the release of this latest Pokemon title.”
In addition, the game offers a handful of new features which many players are excited about including that both games have unique Pokémon which are effected entirely by the time of day. There’s also a Battle Royale mode which is proving to be quite popular.
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon launch on Nintendo 3DS on November 18, and I for one can’t wait.