Pokémon X/Y Day 1 Sales Set 3DS Record - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 14 October 2013 / 71,436 Views
Pokémon has been one of Nintendo's biggest franchises since the original was released in 1996 in Japan for the Game Boy. Pokémon X/Y for the 3DS is the latest game to be released for the franchise. It was released worldwide on October 12.
The game reached nearly 400,000 pre-orders in the US. Day 1 sales have set a 3DS record hitting 5.5 million units. This is also the biggest opening for an exclusive in 2013 and the second biggest opening overall all this year. It was only beaten out by Grand Theft Auto V which sold 17.5 million units in its opening week. However, this was across two platforms.
The game was released in a Saturday the final day of the week, so day one sales are also week one. When you look at the biggest opening weeks of all time, Pokémon X/Y is the eighth biggest and the second biggest exclusive opening of all time. The only exclusive to have a bigger opening was Pokémon Black /White for the DS. It ended up selling 6.77 million units week one.
Stay tuned to VGChartz for the latest Pokémon X/Y and 3DS sales figures.