Pokemon X and Y sales top four million in two days

Tracking ahead of Black 2 and White 2 by over 70 percent.

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y sold over four million units worldwide within its first two days of sale, Nintendo has announced.

The games launched for 3DS on October 12.

The data cannot be accurately compared to previous Pokemon launches, considering this is the first worldwide launch, but when combining regional data for previous launches, Pokemon X and Y would be the fastest selling 3DS games of all time and are tracking ahead of Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 by over 70 percent.

“The early response to Pokemon X and Pokemon Y not only reaffirms the ongoing passion of Pokemon fans, but also indicates that an entirely new generation of gamers is eager to experience the franchise for itself,” said Nintendo President Satoru Iwata.

To date, the Pokemon franchise has sold over 245 million games worldwide. Since 2002, five sets of Pokemon games have exceeded 10 million units sold.

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

Use the coupon code "GEMATSU" for 5% off.

comment policy

Comment Policy

Comments are welcome and encouraged on Gematsu. However, we ask that you follow a simple set of guidelines:

  • Read the full article before commenting.
  • Stay on topic.
  • No drive-by comments, including trolling, baiting, or shit-posting.
  • Know when not to comment. If you do not care about a topic, you do not need to comment.
  • No offensive comments. This includes abusive, threatening, pornographic, misleading, or libelous content / language, as well as general harassment and individual attacks.
  • No port-begging.
  • No console wars.
  • Use spoiler tags when posting spoiler or NSFW (non-nude-only) content. For example: <spoiler>Woe is Leomon.</spoiler> State the subject of the content outside of the spoiler tags.
  • Be respectful towards other commenters. You do not have to agree with each other, but debate politely. If you find that a commenter is not following this simple etiquette, do not carry on the conversation—simply report it.

Gematsu reserves the right to edit or delete any comments without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time.