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Pokemon X & Y Become Fastest Selling 3DS Games With 12 Million Copies Sold Worldwide

The Pokémon Company has announced that 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.

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.”

49 comments

    1. Bro, get out. Haters are not welcome here to shit on great Nintendo news.

      And BTW, how’s it going with PSVita being stuck at merely 7 million in 3 years?

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      1. If math serve me correct they made around 480,000,000$ on those sales (roughly) so ….i would assume that means Nintendo is doing good?

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    2. Look who’s talking. Activision tried that exact same shit with COD Ghosts when they said “We SHIPPED over $1 billion worth of copies” in a pathetic attempt to fool the public to think Ghosts beat GTA5 and took back its sales records which it didn’t since resources told that Ghosts sold worst than Black Ops 2 around the same timeframe of sale breaking records.

      So, your move dipshit.

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  1. How plays pokemon anymore. It like the same game in every itaration. The only thing they change are the new pokemon they put in the game.
    It will forever be a game for childeren.

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    1. you fucking idiot are just too stupid to know how to play the game. that’s why you thought it’s for children.

      do you even know it is possible to play competitively?

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    2. And yet, still kicks ass to this day and its basically not for kids since it has that competive nature and its a multibillion dollar franchise.

      Don’t be jealous and just try the damn game to see why its fun or are you one of those assholes shamed of being made fun of by the wrong kind of friends you’re forcing yourself into trying to act cool playing repetitive gory shooter games?

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    3. Peter Fox… clearly you haven’t played any Pokemon games perhaps the first two? They add new mechanics, new types, new moves, new battle styles with each new iteration. X and Y was the best yet!

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    4. And motherfucker, I think you’re suppose to be referring this comment to COD which is a true overrated rehash garbage for kidults with no real competitiveness or strategy.

      So you just got owned and don’t even bring up sales because I’ll have to remind your dumbass again that GTA5 BEAT COD’S SALES RECORD so come at me bro. :3

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      1. pathetic retard cod is for 17+ while pokemon is for 3+ pokemon is a kids game you social reject. lol

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    1. Maybe that’s why the graphics aren’t looking as good as people hope it would, so they can make online work seamlessly at 60 frames per second.

      I for one think the game looks gorgeous, but other people seem to be nit picky. In the end, I’m just hoping for lag free online too!!!!!!

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      1. Pokémon online lag doesn’t really matter ur not in game like street fighter ur just pushing a few buttons and waiting

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  2. Wow. So many fucking jealous ass queers bashing a multibillion dollar fun franchise that deserve those sales far more than COD.

    Its a fun and strategic game at collecting rare creatures and train them well to kick everybody’s ass online. :3

    1. These “haters” are too damn ashame to try these games because they want to look cool with their asshole friends so of course they bash as being childish and rehashing..like that’s seriously the only best weakass comeback they got.

    2. If you’re a real gamer, you wouldn’t give a fuck what those idiots say and try thw damn game to understand its appeal and I don’t mean pick it up at a demo stand and play for 30 seconds and say it sucks which is invalid. Play longer than an hour or 2. If you don’t like it afterwards, its fine. But calling it childish and rehash is not working at bringing it down. Pokemon is still going strong and its Nintendo’s most important franchise like Zelda, Mario, Metroid and such.

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  3. Oh man they better nail a far better lag free server this time. Brawl’s online was a huge ass mess and Nintendo did nothing to fix it even after they promised it.

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  4. amazing! I hope they reveal those leaked 2 spinoff games at e3 if they are real!(pokken + detective Pikachu….haha)

    TOMMOROW IS SMASH DIRECT EVEN MORE GREAT NEWS TO COME OUT OF IT :D

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  5. MY only problem with Pokemon games are how they’re always 2 steps forward and 1 step back. Pokemon that follow you, 60 fps, and the season cycles need to come back, Hopefully they’re added in the eventual Z version or the gen 3 remakes.

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