This weekend’s worldwide launch of Pokemon X and Pokemon Y went quite well for Nintendo. It’s the first time a “main series” Pokemon game was simultaneously shipped to stores across the world and, according to Nintendo, over four million copies of the game were sold on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13.
“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.
Because the company has never attempted a simultaneous worldwide launch of a Pokemon game before, Nintendo wasn’t able to directly compare it to the sales of previous Pokemon games. But their internal estimates state that X and Y are definitely the fastest-selling 3DS games of all-time and are currently outpacing the sales of Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 by 70%.
That’s not pocket (monster) change.