Pokemon Sun and Moon
Pokemon Sun and Moon was made available on 18 November for Nintendo 3DS.Facebook/Pokemon

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, the role-playing games from Game Freak, has sold 3.7 million units in the Americas, becoming one of the fastest-selling Nintendo games in its history, according to a statement by Nintendo.

The Nintendo 3DS game was released on November 18 and since then has seen an 85 percent increase over previous record holders in Nintendo history, Pokemon X and Y. This record by Pokemon Sun and Moon compliments its other record of becoming most pre-ordered video games in Nintendo history.

"With these huge sales figures, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon have proved themselves as two of the hottest video games to buy this holiday season," said Doug Bowser, Nintendo America's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Bowser also went on to explain why it was a hit with Pokemon game fans, "With great reviews and outstanding fan response, these next iterations in the Pokemon series are sure to please any player in the family."

The statement noted that Pokemon-related games have totally sold 280 million units worldwide as of May 2016. These games include Pokemon Red and Blue, Pokemon X and Y and Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Pokemon Sun and Moon takes trainers to a new tropical region called Alola, which is a series of islands. Here, players will be able to catch, battle and trade their Pokemon. The game features some new features like the Z-Moves, Poke Ride and has three new partners.