Pokémon X/Y Sets a Sales Record in Australia and New Zealand - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 17 November 2013 / 5,663 Views
Nintendo has announced that Pokémon X/Y has set an opening weekend sales record for Nintendo in Australia and New Zealand. The game sold more than 100,000 units in the region in its first weekend.
Nintendo also reported that the 100,000 figure is 20,000 units more than Pokémon Black/White, which sold 80,000 units in its first week.
Many retailers have reportedly been out of stock of the game as sales exceeded expectations. Nintendo has ensured consumers that more copies will be hitting store shelves this week. Pokémon X/Y is also available for download on the Nintendo eShop.
Pokémon X/Y managed to sell 4.13 million units worldwide in its opening week, according to VGChartz. The game, along with the release of the 2DS, more than doubled the sales of the 3DS as the handheld sold 481,630 units worldwide for the week ending October 12. The game sold 6.90 million units by the end of October.