"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:

 

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

 

Did you contribute to Pokémon X and Y's monstrous opening numbers?

 

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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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