Pokemon Black & White sell 2 million in 2 weeks

Following March 6 release in US, Nintendo's latest RPG duo reaches another sales milestone.


Given the fact that they sold 1.08 million units during the first 24 hours on the US market, the twin titles Pokemon Black and Pokemon White were instant hits. Today, Nintendo of America tweeted that the two games reached 2 million units in US sales within the two weeks following their March 6 debut.

With 2 million copies of Pokemon Black and White in circulation in the US, catching them all would be a Sisyphean task.
With 2 million copies of Pokemon Black and White in circulation in the US, catching them all would be a Sisyphean task.

The momentum Pokemon Black & White are showing in the US is short of what the two titles displayed in Japan. There, the games sold a franchise-best 2.6 million units during the first week following their launch last September. The titles also broke an industry-wide record in Japan by reaching the 5 million-unit milestone faster than any other DS game.

Nintendo has been further promoting the release of Pokemon Black and White in the US with a limited-edition DSi bundle. Available for $180, the bundle comes in black or white and includes a like-colored version of the game. The DSi systems also feature Legendary Pokemon Reshiram and Zekrom etched onto their faces, as well as a themed carrying case.

Featuring marginal differences between each other, Pokemon Black and White include more than 150 new creatures to capture, train, and battle. Nintendo also introduced an all-new region, Unova, for players to explore with the benefit of changing in-game seasons. Also new to the series is Triple Battles and Rotation Battles, which are aimed at diversifying the in-game fighting experience.

Check out GameSpot's review of Pokemon Black and White for more on the game.

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