Japan favours Pokémon Black, the US prefers Pokémon White

Tuesday, 19th April 2011 10:18 GMT By Stace Harman

Sales figures for the latest instalments in Nintendo’s long-running franchise suggest Japan and the US like different flavoured Pokémon.

Just last week it was revealed that the US had a penchant for Pokémon White, with 1.3m units sold in March compared to 1.1m for Pokémon Black.

Japan’s 2010 sales figures, now released by Media Create, have shown that Pokémon Black has edged ahead of its White counterpart, selling 2.6m units to 2.3m.

In previous Pokémon instalments the difference between colour versions has come down to the critters available in each game. The latest White and Black entries went further, to include a unique area for each game: ‘White Forest’ and ‘Black City’.

Pokémon White and Black are available now for DS.

Thanks, Siliconera



  1. jnms

    I never would have figured that Americans would have a thing against Black.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. sebbie16

    Once you go black, you never go back….

    #2 4 years ago
  3. alterecho

    Seems as though this news was posted purposefully to invite comments :) :(

    #3 4 years ago
  4. itsucks

    Racist fucks.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    As in… you know what. Never mind. I am not even gonna try to be funny.. :D

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blitzgrilo

    Pokémon Black got a White Colour Pokémon and Pokémon White have a Black Colour Pokémon. Japan is racist, US don’t. There’s alot of black people living in North America, many more than Japan. Case solved!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. shogoz

    Godamnit you all beat me to it!

    #7 3 years ago

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