"Pokémon X/Y" Sales Top 4 Million Units, Nintendo Toots Its Own Horn

First in the series to launch worldwide does so with a bang

Nintendo is skipping about town today, unfurling scrolls and declaring before anyone with ears that Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are a bonafide success! It's hard to argue with the numbers, whether or not "sold" really means "shipped," since the latest entry in the series has already pushed over 4 million units worldwide. 


Pokémon X and Y were the first in the franchise to be sold worldwide, so the result isn't too surprising. Nevertheless, thus far the numbers have the title tracking ahead of the previous games, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, by over 70%. 


The 4 million units were sold across Japan, Europe, and the Americas on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, though Nintendo is quick to note that the vast majority of retail outlets in Europe are closed on Sundays.  


For the curious, here are Nintendo's figures for the five sets of Pokémon games that have combined to sell over 10 million units since 2002:








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


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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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