Four Million Copies Of Pokémon X And Y Sold In First Two Days (GameInformer.com)

You’d think this would have crushed the recent GTAV world records. Regardless, this is extremely positive news for 3DS and its occasionally troubled history.


Last week saw the release of the first 3DS Pokémon adventure (and we liked it). Nintendo is pretty happy with it, too. The new title has sold over four million copies in its first two days.

Pokémon X and Y were an ambitious release for Nintendo, which sent the game to retail simultaneously worldwide. The title is on pace to sell more than Pokémon Black and White 2 by more than 70 percent.

Nintendo also revealed that five titles in the series have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. They are:

  • Diamond and Pearl (DS) – 17.63 Million
  • Ruby and Sapphire (GBA) – 16.22 Million
  • Black and White (DS) – 15.42 Million
  • HeartGold and SoulSilver (DS) – 12.67 Million
  • FireRed and LeafGreen (GBA) – 12 Million

Our Take
There is no denying the power of Pokémon. The series has enthralled gamers young and old since its inception on the Game Boy. X and Y have particular nostalgic value thanks to the appearance of the original three starter Pokémon. If you are planning on catching them all (if that is even still possible), Nintendo is no doubt happy for your business.

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