Nintendo has revealed that Pokemon Black & White 2 have sold over 7.5 million units worldwide in an earnings report for their third quarter, which ended on December 31st. Pokemon Black & White 2 was originally released in Japan, June 2012, and then it arrived in the United States and Europe in October 2012. Here’s the total worldwide sales for Pokemon Black & White 2 and other key Nintendo titles.
- NDS | Pokémon Black/White 2 – 7.63 million
- 3DS | New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 5.96 million
- 3DS | Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 2.73 million (Japan-only)
- Wii U | New Super Mario Bros. U – 2.01 million
- Wii U | Nintendo Land – 2.33 million (packed in with Wii U console)
In Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, players take on the role of a Pokémon Trainer who must explore new areas of the Unova region two years after the events of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version. This marks the first time in the history of the core Pokémon video game series that storylines have continued from one game release to another. The characters and environments in Unova have undergone extraordinary changes, from the rise of new Gym Leaders to a new Unova Challenge area where players can level up their Pokémon more easily than ever before. A newly upgraded Pokédex also makes it simpler to find data and track Pokémon – including new forms of Legendary Pokémon.
Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 introduce a new Medal System that rewards players for reaching certain in-game milestones, such as taking a certain number of steps, hatching Egg and using C-Gear to connect with friends. There are more than 250 unique medals to collect, giving players more goals to achieve even after they have completed the game’s main storyline. Players who have completed the main game can also enjoy additional content through the Key System, which unlocks additional Unova Challenge areas for players to take on, and offers detailed customization options for advanced players. For example, players who have gained access to the Key System can adjust the difficulty of the Pokémon belonging to Trainers they encounter in the field, making them stronger or weaker.
As players work to uncover the mystery behind Black Kyurem and White Kyurem, they’ll encounter new areas. Join Avenue is a new location that works like a virtual shopping mall where players can browse and buy a wide selection of in-game items – from plants and berries to fossils that can be turned into living Pokémon. When players connect wirelessly with others, they’re rewarded with more shops on Join Avenue and more choices for enhancing their Pokémon’s abilities.
Other new features in Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 include the new Pokémon World Tournament mode, which lets players battle Gym Leaders from regions in previous Pokémon video games. There’s also Pokéstar Studios, a movie “studio” near Virbank where players can use a variety of scripts to make their own customized Pokémon movies and release them to an audience. Players who experienced Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version can use the Memory Link feature to sync their save files from those games and view an expanded storyline showing events that took place in Unova during the past two years.
Consumers who purchase either Pokemon Black 2 or Pokemon White 2 early will have the opportunity to connect to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection before Nov. 12 to receive the Mythical Pokémon Genesect for the first time ever through a free, limited-time distribution.
Genesect, the newly discovered Mythical Pokemon, has been restored from a 300-million-year-old fossil. Modified by Team Plasma, this Pokemon has a signature move called Techno Blast. Genesect is the only known Pokemon with this move. Genesect is a Bug- and Steel-type Pokemon with the ability to adjust its power levels based on the foe it’s battling.
“Not only can players dive into a brand new adventure on Oct. 7 with Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2, they also can receive an incredible new Pokémon right off the bat. This limited-time distribution will get players off to a great start with what is sure to be one of 2012’s biggest games.”
– Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.
Last week, Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 were released in Japan and, according to Famitsu, 1.69 million units were sold on the 23rd and 24th of June. Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 are Nintendo DS games but can be played on any Nintendo 3DS console, including the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS XL. The games will be released in Europe and North America this year.
Tilmen from NintendoDomination has managed to get his hands on a Japanese copy of Pokemon Black & White 2 for the Nintendo DS. The video contains the first twenty-seven minutes of Pokemon White. Pokemon Black & White 2 has been confirmed by both Nintendo of America and Nintendo Europe for a Fall release.
Pokemon website Serebii is reporting that Pokemon Black & White 2 will utilise Global Link. New features will be added to the website including a rebrand of the Battle Union alongside confirmation that the Dream World will be making a return to Pokemon Black & White 2.
It’s also been revealed that the time cut-off between sessions will reduce from 24 hours to 20 hours. There will also be new areas added, including one that is titled ‘Cool Hole’. There’s also a special feature for those owning the original Pokemon Black & White and the latest addition in the series, though the details have yet to be confirmed.