Nintendo has announced on a proud note that Pokemon X & Pokemon Y have managed to sell four million units during opening weekend.
Announcing the sales figures through a press release, Nintendo revealed that the games have managed to sell well in Japan, Europe and Americas during the first two days of launch. Pokemon X & Y is the first pair of games in the gaming company’s history to have gone on sale on the same day.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said that the positive response for the games “not only reaffirms the ongoing passion of Pokemon fans,” but is also an indication that a new generation of gamers are also eager to try their hands-on the franchise.
A direct comparison between Pokemon X & Y and other titles is not possible; however, if regional sales data for launches of Pokemon RPG title, Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 are combined and compared, the latest titles are the fastest-selling 3DS titles ever and are tracking ahead of the other titles by more than 70 percent.
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl has sold a whopping 17.63 million units the world over across the globe. If the sales momentum for Pokemon X & Y continues, the games should be able to surpass Diamond & Pearl in near future.
Just today we reported that GTA V has managed to leapfrog FIFA 14 and regain the top position in UK’s all-format charts. Pokemon X & Y on the other hand managed to debut the charts at position 4 and 5 respectively and now they have moved up one level each.