Pokemon X and Pokemon Y Sell More Than 4 Million Units Worldwide in First Two Days
Pokemon X/Y sales have surpassed four million copies in just two days, Nintendo has announced. That’s a worldwide figure accounting for sales recorded this past Saturday and Sunday in the Americas, Europe, and Japan.
It’s a bit hard to compare X/Y’s sales to previous games since this is the first time a new release has launched worldwide. Still, Nintendo says: “when combining and comparing regional data for previous launches, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y would be the fastest-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time and are tracking ahead of the last Pokémon RPG titles, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, by more than 70 percent.”
The Pokemon series has now sold over 245 million games worldwide. According to Nintendo, five sets of Pokemon titles have combined to surpass 10 million units sold to date worldwide, with three sets combining to surpass 15 million units.
The list is as follows:
|Title||Platform||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|
Head past the break for today’s official announcement.
First Pokémon RPG for Nintendo 3DS Launches Simultaneously Around the World
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– On Saturday, Oct. 12, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for Nintendo 3DS 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, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13.
“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 is eager to experience the franchise for itself,” 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 games of all time and are tracking ahead of the last Pokémon RPG titles, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, by more than 70 percent.
With more than 245 million** games sold worldwide, the Pokémon franchise continues to be one of the strongest brands in the history of video games. Since 2002, five sets of Pokémon titles have combined to exceed 10 million units sold to date worldwide, with three sets combining to surpass 15 million units. That list includes:
Title Platform 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
*Data from Europe primarily covers Saturday, Oct. 12, as the great majority of retail outlets are closed on Sundays across Europe.
**Pokémon global sales are based on internal sales figures, and are current as of March 31, 2013.
Source: Nintendo PR