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Pokemon X and Y Sales: X/Y Sold Over 4 Million Copies Launch Weekend Surpassing Diamond and Pearl Sales

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By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
October 16, 2013|10:56 am

Pokemon X and Y over 4 million copies globally of the game this past weekend, an impressive feats for a console that only has 35 million units in comparison.

While GTA 5 sold an incredible 12 million units in a day, they also had 160 million consoles to sell to, reports Techland. The ratio between 3DS users and Pokemon X and Y a greater testament to how highly regarded the game is.

"…when combining and comparing regional data for previous launches, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y would be the fastest-selling Nintendo 3DS games of all time and are tracking ahead of the last Pokémon RPG titles, Pokémon Black 2 and Pokémon White 2, by more than 70 percent," Nintendo said in a public statement.

Comparatively, Pokemon Diamond and Pearl sold 1.75 million units in its first week.

245 million Pokemon games have been sold worldwide since the original Red and Blue reports Nintendo.

Pokemon X and Y was released on Saturday to droves of gamers that have been waiting for what is being heralded as the best Pokemon game ever made.

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It was the first game in the series that will be released simultaneously around the globe.

"Until now, the pattern has been to release games overseas a few months after the games have come out in Japan," said Pokemon's Tsunekazu Ishihara in an interview with Weekly Famitsu.

The game is always released first in Japan, and then comes over to the states and the rest of the world later. Now, with the world wide release, Nintendo feels everyone will appreciate the level playing field, and no one will be left behind.

"By releasing [Pokemon X and Y] simultaneously and allowing players around the world to enjoy the game on an equal stage, even I can't fully anticipate the outcome, and I'm looking forward to seeing the results," Ishihara continued. "I believe that Pokemon has always been 'a tool to connect people,' so it's interesting to see how playing the game evolves in areas – including the release timing – and how word spreads through the media comparatively."

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