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.