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Pokemon X & Y have sold 4 million units since launch

On Saturday, 12th October, Pokemon X and Pokemon 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 Pokemon X and Pokemon 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, Pokemon X and Pokemon Y would be the fastest-selling Nintendo 3DS title of all time and is tracking ahead of the last Pokemon RPG title, Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2, by more than 70 percent.

The series has so far sold more than 245 million games sold worldwide.


Pokemon Live Action launch trailer…

What’s better than a Pokemon launch trailer? How about a Pokemon X & Y live action launch trailer?

Yes, Pokemon come to life briefly in the video below, giving the inner child in us the chance to smile. Want to smile some more? Then don’t forget that you can order the excellent limited edition Pokemon 3DS systems from Video Game Box.

Are you ready to catch them all?

New Nintendo Direct tomorrow

Nintendo has confirmed that it’ll air a new Nintendo Direct broadcast tomorrow, covering Wii U and 3DS software launching before the end of the year.

You’ll be able to catch the broadcast from 7AM PT / 10AM ET / 3PM UK time.

It’s likely that Pokémon X & Y, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Wii Fit U and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will be showcased, perhaps along with a few other titles.

What are you looking forward to from Nintendo?

Pokemon figures on the way thanks to Wii U and NFC

Pokemon will be the first game to support NFC (Near Field Technology) on the Wii U, meaning that you’ll be able to collect figures and beam their stats directly into the game.

Japanese magazine CoroCoro (via CVG), reports that Pokemon Rumble U will be the first game to support such a feature and will arrive in Japan on April 24.

Priced at 1,800 yen, the game will release alongside seven Pokemon figures each priced at 200 yen. When your character levels up, the system will store this information inside the figures.

No date has yet been revealed for the U.S or Europe, but we imagine games such as this could really help the Wii U to take off, especially if Pokemon are involved.

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