Pokémon X & Y Sell More Than 4 Million Units in First Two Days


Pokémon X & Y have only been out a matter of days but it has been revealed by Nintendo that the pair have sold together more than 4 million units world wide in 2 days.

These set of Pokémon titles was the first global launch in franchise history. When combining and comparing regional data for previous launches, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y would be the fastest-selling Nintendo 3DS title of all time and is tracking ahead of the last Pokémon RPG title, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, by more than 70 percent.

It seems that Pokémon just keeps getting more and more love and is one of he strongest brands in the history of videogames. Since 2002, five sets of Pokémon titles have combined to exceed 10 million units sold worldwide, with three sets combining to surpass 15 million units. That list includes:

TitlePlatformTotal Global Sales
Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon PearlNintendo DS17.63 Million
Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon SapphireGame Boy Advance16.22 Million
Pokémon Black and Pokémon WhiteNintendo DS15.42 Million
Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilverNintendo DS12.67 Million
Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreenGame Boy Advance12 Million

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata stated:

The early response to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y not only reaffirms the ongoing passion of Pokémon fans, but also indicates that an entirely new generation of gamers are eager to experience the franchise for themselves.

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