Pokemon X/Y sells 4 million in two days

Latest pair of games in Nintendo's iconic RPG series the fastest-selling Nintendo 3DS games to date, Nintendo says.

3DS games Pokemon X & Y together sold more than 4 million copies across the world on October 12 and October 13, Nintendo announced today. This makes the pair of titles the fastest-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time, according to the company.

The latest set of titles in Nintendo's iconic role-playing game series was the first Pokemon release to launch across the world simultaneously, meaning there is no exact historical sales comparison to be made.

However, Nintendo said that when "combining and comparing regional data for previous launches," Pokemon X & Y are tracking ahead of Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 by more than 70 percent.

Nintendo has now sold more than 245 million Pokemon games worldwide to date, calling the franchise one of the "strongest brands in the history of video games." The company also released a sales chart detailing some of the best-selling Pokemon games to date.

Pokemon Diamond & Pearl - 17.63 million copies

Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire - 16.22 million copies

Pokemon Black & White - 15.42 million copies

Pokemon HeartGold & SoulSilver - 12.67 million copies

Pokemon FireRed & LeafGreen - 12 million copies

Fore more on Pokemon X & Y, check out GameSpot's review.

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Jérémy Soetens
Jérémy Soetens

This game is a tribute to the first generation, I like this.

soulless4now
soulless4now

Pokemon Sapphire will always be #1 in my heart. 

Glenn Robinson
Glenn Robinson

pokemon x/y and tales of the abys are the only games i want on 3ds

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Best game for 2DS/3DS Buy it now!

Daniel McAlarie
Daniel McAlarie

i miss pokemon and the time ive spent on the games, now ive missed out on the past 2 games cause of a non-functioning DS god i miss it so much

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Soon i will get my copy. Looks amazing.

jacksamuk
jacksamuk

And it will sell even more...

krystyla
krystyla

There is only on ehting that constantly annoys me in pokempon X the fucking pokemon menu is all the way to the right of the screen and I am left handed

Eitan Chazbani
Eitan Chazbani

GTA 5 was getting boring. Thank god Pokemon Y eased my boredom lol

Vincent Ruggiere
Vincent Ruggiere

First Pokemon I've ever bought, first I've owned since Pokemon Yellow 14 years ago.

Jeffrey W Shaw
Jeffrey W Shaw

That's cool, not played a pokemon game in a very long time...

Liam Osborn
Liam Osborn

This is pretty much the only reason I bought a 3DS last year. Waiting for a Pokemon game to be announced.

Crazyguy105
Crazyguy105

As it should. I was very afraid that the game would be an overall step down feature wise (no infinite TMs, even more HMs, ect.)

However, Gamefreak kept all of the awesome features Black/White started, and even expanded upon them.


It's a shame the game only got an 8 here. It's so obvious it deserves a 9.

atopp399
atopp399

The problem with Nintendo is they need to release games like this at the launch of their consoles.  That would get many, many more systems out in the wild and would give 3rd party more incentive to port/create games.  This is especially true of the Wii U.  They needed a multi-million seller right at launch.

kbaily
kbaily

Internet: "Nintendo is DOOOMED!!"

News: A Nintendo game sells well.

Haters! "Damnit why can't they just die so I can play Zelda and Smash Bros. on my Xbone!!

Seriously if you all hate Nintendo so much, just don't buy their stuff and move on with your lives. It's not like they're affecting  your PS4 or Xbone preorder. 

Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor

Nintendo don't release enough games (or rather quickly enough), so those of us that actually own their consoles will lap up anything quality.

prime_l
prime_l

Hardly a surprise. Pokemon always sells well and this is the best one yet. Finally beat Soul Silver as my all time fave. Glad I kept my DS.

Ben Leslie
Ben Leslie

And most people are forgetting about Animal Crossing

advocacy
advocacy

Do we get a prize if we catch all the Pokemon in these games?

Noah Reuveni
Noah Reuveni

^ Go back to your Call of Duty 30 or Killzone 7, fanboy.

Daniel Acevedo
Daniel Acevedo

I say that Pokemon X/Y and Animal crossing new leaf is one of the best games for the 3ds!

William Harrison
William Harrison

Considering Nintendo don't know the meaning of the term 'New I.P' all they do is churn out the same old bollocks, with a new hat, and say "look! Nostalgia!"

David Lofton
David Lofton

You are literally wasting your hopes if you are waiting for that.

David Lofton
David Lofton

some people(derps) think pokemon died long ago

Hurvl
Hurvl

4 million? That's more than the number of Wii U's sold, lol. The 3DS and its games are making lots of money, just like the DS. Good thing that Nintendo has such a strong hold on the handheld console market, alleviates the pressure from the console market.

Andrew Javier
Andrew Javier

Aside Super Mario Bros 3DS and Mario Kart 7, they really don't have that much competition.

Noah Reuveni
Noah Reuveni

just play red or blue again if that's what you want. Or you can come up to present time and play the most recent game and find out what you're missing on.

Kyle
Kyle

i refuse to play anything that has more then the original 150, its not the same, i demand a pokemon yellow, red or blue remake for the 3Ds and i will gladly buy a 3DS / DS for that sole purpose

Daian
Daian

Go with X. Y has some lame Mega versions of Pokemon.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@krystyla 

Lol, thanks to Kid Icarus Uprising, I'm comfortable doing the Pokemon Super Training with my right hand. 

jacksamuk
jacksamuk

@Crazyguy105 Scores are just Scores.  Its just a way to show that in THEIR opinion the games is above or below the expectations, of the standard scores. 

Which I never really care about. 

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@Crazyguy105 Agreed, just like GTA V took from GTA IV and vastly improved everything, so did Pokémon X/Y from Black/White.  Definitively deserved at least a 9.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@atopp399 

Problem is is that those games take time and Nintendo absolutely believes in putting out a complete and polish product, which is why they've consistently been held in high regard as a developer. 

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@William Harrison That's exactly the point dumbass.  Nintendo has always catered to the nostalgia/retro/old-school crowd.  Not just kids and families

atopp399
atopp399

@William Harrison Which is how Sony and Xbox get by for the most part as well.

sanchango
sanchango

@Kyle what would be the point of remaking a game that was already remade on the GBA?

SniperFire17
SniperFire17

@Kyle Get with the times. You are very strange and hate change.
Not healthy

ravientia
ravientia

@SniperFire17 I hate change. It's a beautiful feeling but someone, such as yourself, will never understand. 

SniperFire17
SniperFire17

@ravientia @SniperFire17 Everyone hates change.
But it's healthy to be able to adapt. and CHANGE your mentality behind change.
Some change is good.
If it was the same Pokemon game after game it would get old.
So it needs a change of Pokemon in the game.
The core of the game is the same.
If you can't accept change in life then you will be miserable forever.