Nintendo announced today that its latest Pokémon games, Pokémon X&Y, sold through four million copies in its first two days of release. The two different variants on the same game collectively are off to a rousing start. The games were released in North America, Japan and many parts of Europe this past Saturday. Nintendo said that by late Sunday, the games became the fastest selling ever on 3DS (with the sales of both games combined, obviously). Nintendo expects more milestones for these latest titles, tracking well ahead of the previous games in the series - Pokémon Black & White 2 - by more than 70 percent already.
"The early response to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y not only reaffirms the ongoing passion of Pokémon fans, but also indicates that an entirely new generation of gamers is eager to experience the franchise for itself," said Nintendo president Satoru Iwata.
"Since this was the first global launch in franchise history there isn't an exact historical precedent for comparison," Nintendo said. "However, when combining and comparing regional data for previous launches, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y would be the fastest-selling Nintendo 3DS title of all time and is tracking ahead of the last Pokémon RPG title, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, by more than 70 per cent."
For now, Pokémon Diamond & Pearl for the Nintendo DS, remains the most popular in the franchise with 17.63 million units sold.