Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee are off to a hot start

Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee launched Friday to buzz all across the web. Mat Piscatella of The NPD took to Twitter and revealed some insights about the new Pokemon’s debut weekend.

Lots of positivity and optimism around Pokemon: Let’s Go, including leading in Twitch viewership. Initial read of ancillary metrics a bit better than I’d anticipated. All good signs.”

Following that, the NPD analyst noted that Let’s Go is the “most important launch of the year,” likely due to its staggering impact on hardware sales. If Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee sell well, I expect Switch to take off this holiday season and into the new year.

Are you surprised at how popular Let’s Go has been online? Which version did you pick up? Be sure to let us know down in the comments section.

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Aric Sweeny
Former Editor-in-Chief, now staff writer here at NE. I'm an English student in California. Let's talk Pokémon.