Pokémon X and Y have become the fastest selling 3DS games in both the franchise’s history and of all time. The two games have sold a staggering 12 million units worldwide since their release last October, with over 400,000 copies sold since January.
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The figures were announced alongside a Western license reveal for Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, which is due to be released in Japan this July. The movie’s licensing rights are bound to be snapped up soon, so an official date for 2014 shouldn’t be too far away. Here’s a snippet from the press release confirming those fantastic numbers, plus you can watch a trailer for the upcoming movie above.
“Pokémon X and Pokémon Y recently became the fastest-selling video games for the Nintendo 3DS system, selling nearly 12 million copies worldwide since their October 2013 launch and adding to the more than 245 million Pokémon video games sold to date. With more than 20 billion Pokémon TCG cards shipped globally and animation licensed for broadcast in more than 160 countries and in more than 30 languages, Pokémon is a long-standing hit among fans around the world.”
Pokémon mascot Pikachu has certainly been taking the rumour route in recent weeks after the mouse had been spotted in an alleged new 3DS game. Previously, the Pokémon Company had unveiled a short video which took Pikachu’s facial expressions to new levels. Now, a Japanese programme called “The Professionals” on channel NHK, together with the Pokémon Company’s CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara, has revealed that the Pikachu 3DS title will be a detective game, which features the electric mouse as your partner.
Serebii reports that the game will be in development for the next two years, giving it a 2015 release date. A rare Pikachu is reportedly going to appear as the enemy within the game, along with a blue talking Pikachu, alluding to previous reports that changing the mascot’s appearance may affect its popularity among the fans. Details are still filtering in for the game, but are you interested to see how Pikachu will change? Let us know in the comments below.
Before the European 3DS launch of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity on May 17, Nintendo Europe will be releasing a demo for fans to download and play straight from the eShop. Luckily, gamers won’t have to wait too long as the popular spin-off series will allow you to get to grips with the first dungeons on April 25.
If you’re looking to play both the demo and buy the game, your progress can be continued on the same save file, so you can happily explore through dungeons with your first chosen team. The game was released in North America on March 24 along with a few animation specials.
There will be brand-new Pokémon in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. Among the new Pokémon are Eevee evolution Sylveon and Legendaries Xerneas, Yveltal and an unnamed form of Mewtwo. The Pokémon Company hasn’t yet revealed which types they are, but, according to a rumor, both Sylveon and Xerneas will be ‘Fairy-type.’ Furthermore, Normal-type Pokémon Clefairy and Togetic are said to be ‘Fairy-type’ in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS games. What do you think of this rumor? Do want ‘Fairy-type’ Pokémon to be introduced? Let us know in the comments.
The Pokémon Company has revealed that the newly discovered Mewtwo-like Pokémon has a “mysterious connection with the Legendary Mewtwo.” Watch the above video to witness Mewtwo transform into the new Pokémon. The new form will be featured in upcoming Nintendo 3DS-exclusives Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.
Japanese magazine CoroCoro Comic has confirmed that the new Mewtwo-like Pokémon, which The Pokémon Company revealed last week, is indeed a new form of Mewtwo. The new form, which remains unnamed, will appear in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y – both of which will be released in October, exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. Now that you know it’s a form of Mewtwo, what do you think of the new Pokémon?
During today’s “Pokémon Smash” episode, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y director Junichi Masuda confirmed that a newly discovered Pokémon that bears a resemblance to the Legendary Mewtwo exists. The name of the new Pokémon wasn’t shared during the episode, and, interestingly, Masuda didn’t confirm whether it is related to Mewtwo. As seen in the image above, it appears as though Mewtwo’s tail is on top of the new Pokémon’s head. What do you think of the new Pokémon’s look? Is it a form of Mewtwo? Let us know in the comments section below.
Update: The Pokémon Company released a video of the newly discovered Pokémon in action.
The Pokémon Company has reminded fans that it will share ‘big’ Pokémon X and Pokémon Y news tomorrow. Until then, the company’s lips are sealed in terms of telling us what news it will reveal. What do you think the ‘big’ news is? Will a new type be announced? Will Sylveon‘s type be revealed? Let us know in the comments section below.
The Pokémon Company has announced, via Twitter, that you will soon be able to get a degree in Pokémon Mastery. Starting fall 2013, Pokémon courses will be offered in colleges and universities across the world. Students pursuing a degree in Pokémon Mastery will need to complete a number of courses, including the ones in the course schedule above: Human and Pokémon Dynamics, Pokémon Habitats by Region, Theory and Ethics of Pokémon Evolution, Pokémon Abilities and Development, and Pokémon Origins and History. Click here for more information.
The Pokémon Company has just announced, via Twitter, that it will soon share news on Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. On Saturday, April 6th, the company says ‘big’ news will be revealed regarding the upcoming titles. So far, details on both games are scarce, but they are rumored to be bringing significant changes to the Pokémon video game series. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y launch worldwide in October… What do you think the ‘big’ news is? Will a new trailer be released? Let us know in the comments section below.