Pokéfans have marched upon stores this past weekend. Postmen were captured in Pokéballs and well -meaning relatives were threatened with Jigglypuffs. The result – more than four million copies of the game sold over the first two days!
On Saturday, 12th October, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y 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, 12th October and Sunday, 13th October.
“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 are eager to experience the franchise for themselves,” 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 title of all time and is tracking ahead of the last Pokémon RPG title, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, by more than 70 percent.