3DS Pokémon X and Y Breaks Sales Record

I'm sure we all knew that this would do well but on Saturday, 12th October, Pokémon X and Y became the first set of games in franchise history to launch
simultaneously worldwide.

Nintendo reported today that the games combined to sell more than 4 million units across Japan, Europe and The Americas on Saturday, 12th October and Sunday, 13th October. "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," said Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. 

Since this was the first global launch in franchise history there isn't
an exact historical precedent for comparison. However, 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. With more than 245 million games sold worldwide, Pokémon continues to be one of the 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:

Total Global Sales

Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
Nintendo DS
17.63 Million

Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
Game Boy Advance
16.22 Million

Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
Nintendo DS
15.42 Million

Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver
Nintendo DS
12.67 Million

Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen
Game Boy Advance
12 Million

Posted on 15-10-2013 by Andrew


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