Nintendo says that Pokemon X and Y have, between them, sold more than 4,000,000 copies worldwide over the weekend.
This is the first time Nintendo has done a simultaneous global launch for the Pokemon
series. While that makes it impossible to do an exact comparison, Nintendo reckons that the sales have topped those of Pokémon Black 2
and Pokémon White 2
to make it the fastest-selling 3DS release of all time. X and Y topped the previous games by more than 70%.
The data is for Japan, Europe and the Americas. It's worth noting that, in the UK at least, a lot of retailers broke the Saturday street date to sell the game on Friday.
If the sales data for Pokemon X and Y had been taken together they would have topped the UK games chart
this week, but Chart-Track opted to list them separately.
Nintendo also served up some sales figures on previous Pokemon titles. It looks like this:Pokémon Diamond
and Pokémon Pearl
- Nintendo DS - 17.63 MillionPokémon Ruby
and Pokémon Sapphire
- Game Boy Advance - 16.22 MillionPokémon Black
and Pokémon White
- Nintendo DS - 15.42 MillionPokémon HeartGold
and Pokémon SoulSilver
- Nintendo DS - 12.67 MillionPokémon FireRed
and Pokémon LeafGreen
- Game Boy Advance - 12 Million