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Pokemon is still a hit: Latest games sell 4 million copies in 48 hours

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Oct 2013 19:11 User comments (2)

Pokemon is still a hit: Latest games sell 4 million copies in 48 hours Nintendo has another certified hit on their hands, the latest in the blockbuster Pokemon franchise; Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.
The company says they have sold over four million copies in just 48 hours of availability around the world.

Says the gaming giant: "...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 previous fastest-selling Pokemon titles were Diamond and Pearl, which hit 1.75 million units sold during its launch week in 2006.

There have been 34 million Nintendo 3DS handhelds sold to date, so the 4 million number is certainly significant given the small time frame. Nintendo has sold 245 million copies of Pokemon, starting with the original in 1996. The best selling is Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, at 17.63 million for the DS followed by Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire at 16.22 million for the Game Boy Advanced.

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2 user comments

115.10.2013 20:16

I figure everyone is buying this out of curiosity with it being the first 3D version of the RPG. My cousin went out and bought the Pokemon X 3DS XL just for the game, another friend of mine is eventually going to do the same.

I grabbed a copy of Pokemon X on launch day since I was able to pre-order it at about half price lol


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231.10.2013 4:50

Good for them, now if only they could make new intresting ip's on wiiu.

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