Pokemon Go fans on all platforms can now grab new rewards and access new options if they the recently released Nintendo Switch game - Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu.
Fans of the mobile smash hit can now transfer their Pocket Monsters to the Switch title, and they can also enjoy some new in-game bonuses.
It can prove a great combo between the two games, especially if you have been an active Pokemon Go player.
And it looks like the new Pokemon adventure could sell a lot of copies for Nintendo, according to the latest data.
A new report from NPD analyst Mat Piscatella suggests that a lot of Pokemon Go players are interested in buying Let’s Go Pikachu.
The number could be as high as 15% of the Pokemon Go playerbase, a massive amount if proved true.
Here’s what the report reveals on the new Nintendo Switch games release and the Pokemon Go affect:
“Of currently active Pokémon Go players, 24 percent are also active Switch players. Further, 65 percent of this Pokémon Go player/Switch owner group intend to purchase and play Pokémon: Let’s Go. This works out to be roughly 15 percent of total current Pokémon Go players that intend to purchase and play the Switch version of Pokémon: Let’s Go.
“In addition, more than 13 percent of Pokémon Go players who do not currently play games on Switch intend to purchase and play Pokémon: Let’s Go.
“This is a large group of individuals that intend to buy Nintendo Switch primarily due to the presence of Pokémon: Let’s Go...
“The data further suggest that the multi-pronged approach the Pokémon brand has taken to engage with fans across mediums has been successful in growing the total potential market. Mobile and console offerings appear to be working together to make the total pie much larger.
“Because of these efforts, Pokémon as a franchise has far more sales potential than were it to only focus on one specific platform or another.”
This could mean that around 7 million Pokemon Go players are interested in Pokemon: Let’s Go Pikachu, which could equate to a massive sales boost.
It’s still early days, but more data released by Nintendo in the future should confirm just how big an impact Pokemon Go has had.
In other Pokemon Go news, it looks like fans will soon find out more about the official December Community Day.
Niantic typically announces the Community Day date and featured Pokemon just a few days after the previous event ends.