Thanks to the passion of longtime Pokémon fans as well as newcomers Nintendo struck gold with their latest installment Pokémon Sun & Moon.

The game takes players through the wonderful world of Alola and thousands of people are already on their way becoming Pokemon Masters.

First week sales of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are totalling over 1.5 million units so far. Which also includes more than 368,000 units sold in the UK in the first week.

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Not only is it seeing strong sales, but it’s also gettin glowing critical praise:

“One of the best video games ever made” – 9/10, metro.co.uk
“Takes the series in a fresh direction” – 5/5, Digital Spy
“Sun and Moon both honour the 20-year legacy of Pokémon and improve upon it” – 9/10, IGN

And to kick off the game’s launch, the first Pokemon Sun and Moon tournament will take place this December 9–11 at Pokémon’s official European International Championships in London. The best of the best Pokémon players from all over the world will compete for a combined prize pool value of up to $250,000. The three day event will also be live streamed throughout via the official Pokémon channels.

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