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Pokemon X and Y sell 4 million copies worldwide in first 2 days

Pokemon X and Y sold more than 4 million units in the Americas, Europe, and Japan, Nintendo announced today. The two versions combined made for the fastest-selling Nintendo 3DS title ever.

Nintendo said direct comparisons to previous Pokemon launches are tricky, since X and Y had the first-ever simultaneous worldwide launch in the 17-year-old franchise's history. But when comparing regional figures, X and Y are ahead of Pokemon Black and White Version 2 by more than 70 percent at the same point in their launch.

More than 245 million Pokemon games have been sold globally. The best-selling Pokemon titles of all time are Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, with 17.63 million in global sales.

But with the holidays coming and the 3DS reigning supreme in the U.S. and Japan , X and Y stand a good chance of dethroning them.

4 comments

  • C.King - October 15, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    ya know i haven't had a street pass since the release, guess loads of 3ds owners staying home.
  • ZuzuPachulia - October 15, 2013 10:39 a.m.

    It really depends on where you live and how you use transportation. For example, I normally live in a suburban area and drive anywhere I have to. I can carry my 3ds around all day and be lucky to pick up just one pass. But now that I am back at college, I can end up getting 5 passes a day just by carrying it in my backpack walking to class.
  • Linktoreality - October 15, 2013 3:58 p.m.

    A big problem that came up around the time of the Animal Crossing New Leaf release was that a lot of people aren't aware that the 3DS is meant to go into sleep mode when closed, so they turn the system off in order to "save battery power." So, tell everyone you know- Sleep mode!
  • C.King - October 15, 2013 7:16 p.m.

    it's funny how some people aren't aware of what i think is the main feature of the 3ds. i remember last time i saw my cousin he showed me he got a 3ds but turns out he didn't set up street pass yet, was confused as heck when i asked him why i didn't street pass him and he had it for more than half a year at the time. we need streetpass awareness messages!

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