Last Saturday, on the 12th of October, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y became the first pair of games in the franchise's long history to release simultaneously worldwide. Nintendo today reported that the reported sales of both games hit over 4 million units across Japan, Europe and the Americas on Saturday and Sunday.
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata responded positively, saying "The early response to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y not only reaffirms the ongoing passion of Pokémon fans, but also indicates that an entirely new generation of gamers are eager to experience the franchise for themselves."
This was the first global launch in the franchise's history, making a comparison with past sales difficult. However, when combining and comparing regional data for previous launches, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are the fastest-selling Nintendo 3DS title ever, tracking ahead of the previous instalment, Black 2 and White 2, by more than 70 percent.
With more than 245 million sales worldwide, Pokémon continues to be one of the strongest and most enduring franchises in gaming history.