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Pokémon X and Y Breaks Records in Australia and New Zealand

by Nicholas Bray - November 15, 2013, 7:08 pm EST
Total comments: 1 Source: (Press Release)

Looks like the sales numbers mega evolved!

Nintendo Australia has revealed that the first weekend sales for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y exceeded 100,000 units combined.

The titles have beaten all previous records for Nintendo games sold in Australia and New Zealand. For reference, Pokémon Black and White sold through 80,000 units in their first full week, X and Y beat this on the first day.

As some retailers across Australia and New Zealand have been out-of-stock due to the demand, Nintendo is promising that additional copies will be made available starting this week.

[AU] Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Biggest Ever First Weekend Nintendo Release - Additional Stock to Relieve Current Shortage

Nintendo Australia announces that within the first weekend of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y hitting shelves 12th October 2013, combined sales exceeded 100,000* units – smashing all previous records for a Nintendo game in Australia and New Zealand. The previous Pokémon release of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version sold a combined total of more than 80,000* units in its first week of sales, and the combined sales of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y exceeded this in the first day alone.

The demand for these highly anticipated titles has meant that some retailers in Australia and New Zealand have been faced with an out-of-stock situation. Nintendo Australia is ensuring that additional stock will be available from this week to ensure consumers are able to begin their adventure as soon as possible.

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are also available on Nintendo eShop, where consumers can download exciting Nintendo 3DS download software, Virtual Console and Nintendo DSiWare titles directly to their system.

* Sales data provided by NPD Group and Nintendo Australia.

Talkback

LucarioNovember 25, 2013

nice to see my country supporting nintendo ;D

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