Pokémon X & Y pre-orders exceed 1.26 million in Japan

Thursday, 3rd October 2013 18:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Pokémon X & Y pre-orders in Japan have exceeded 1.26 million, according to Media Create, making the titles the highest pre-ordered 3DS games in Japan, ever.

The figures were posted by Famitsu, and according to research conducted by Siliconera, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl were the best-selling games in the series back in 2006, moving 1.58 million copies during the first week.

However, Pokémon Black and White smashed this record in 2010, when both games sold a combined 2.55 million during week one.

Release week should prove to be interesting.

Pokémon X and Y will be released worldwide on October 12.



  1. Dragon

    Very good numbers indeed. Ninty has planned 3DS quite well.
    Wii U could use some of that. Poor big brother :(

    #1 1 year ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    I wonder if making 3DS games playable on Wii U would help or hinder the console?

    Basically Vita TV sort of deal…

    #2 1 year ago
  3. dizzygear

    @2 It would play like ass because of the distance between the main screen and the controller. Also graphics made for a 400×240 screen stretched to 1920×1080 would look terrible.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Francis O


    Remember everybody was dooming the 3DS for about 2 years.

    It seems like the Wind Waker Bundle is doing quite well. And Sonic Lost World is not too far off. That will help.

    Super Mario 3D World will help as well. Wii U will be fine. Especially when Mario Kart comes out Spring 2014. That will move consoles like crazy.

    But on topic, Nintendo is killing it with MH4 and Pokemon. Plus they still got Zelda and Mario Party in November.

    #4 1 year ago

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