Sales of Pokemon Black and White 2 are huge in Japan
This is the first week of the release of Pokemon Black and White 2 in Japan and it’s made a ton of sales! How many Units have sold in Japan since launch you ask? Well it’s sold 1,618,621 Units in its first week alone! But that’s not all my friends, despite the 3DS being a hit (especially with a new model on the way), Famitsu has reported that the sales of the Nintendo DS (including the sales of the DS Lite, DSi, DSi LL/XL) has sold 32,855,241 Units and 6,288,334 Units of the Nintendo 3DS as of June 17.
Also the Pokemon Black and White 2 sales reached the 1,618,621 Units within its first two days of release which is a really impressive number. And I'm very impressed by both the numbers Nintendo DS' and Nintendo 3DS’ sold as well. Like me, are g1s pretty impressed by these sales numbers?
As much as I love Game Freak, they're undermining the 3DS by continuing to make games for the DS. I don't think the Pokedex 3D Pro or the Dream Radar are enough to gain enough Pokemon support for the 3DS. We need a full-fledged 3DS Pokemon game for the 3DS to get off the ground properly.
i can't wait to lose another 40 hours playing pokemon this year while i'm in college wooo.
Meh. I still don't have high hopes for this game based off of Black and White, but only God knows why I'm going to buy them anyways...
now imagine if pokemon bw2 were 3ds games. 3ds would skyrocket
In terms of Pokemon games, this game managed to become the #2 selling game for the first 1-2 days.
I think its within a million or two of the PS2 but at the rate the DS still sells, probably tops it within a year or two.
Yeah they'll die drowning in money
Japan is lucky. Wish I could purchase that game now.
I just have a feeling that the 3DS XL is gonna kill nintendo
I know but it almost seemed that way when Nintendo of America showed Trailers a few days after Japanese Trailers were out in Japan...which is still weird to me.
I hope so. Because if release of an updated game get Nintendo half of the sales of original, then it's not speaking fondly of Nintendo's ability to sell New Super Mario Bros 3DS/Wii U. From their E3 showing, they need all the help they can get.
I worry Black/White 2 sales would reflect on New Super Mario Bros Wii U, which reflect on Wii U's launch success/failure.
honestly im not impressed at all this always happens with every big pokemon game (not spinoffs), it makes me wonder why people wont buy 3ds instead with the retrocompatibility , mmm i guess its for the cost of the ds, but again you can kill 2 birds in one shot
I am impresed
That's probably because a Pokemon Black and White 2 aren't nearly as big as a deal as the first Black and White.
Pokemon is never a worldwide release, Either because the english translators are lazy or because the Japanese developers don't work with them and just hand them the game when it's done.
Wait til the U.S release and then there will be huge sales figures for this game. Which make me wonder how come this game was not a worldwide release.
"This is the first week of the release of Pokemon Black and White 2 in Japan and it’s made a ton of sales! How many Units have sold in Japan since launch you ask? Well it’s sold 1,618,621 Units in its first week alone!" "Also the Pokemon Black and White 2 sales reached the 1,618,621 Units within its first two days of release which is a really impressive number."
There's a difference between 2 days and a week ya know :P
I think you are confused friend. Those system numbers are lifetime sales, the DS and 3DS have not seen a huge boost in sales.
Not just now, DS out sold PS2 like back in 2009 and became most widely sold console. That's why they had to refer to PS2 as best selling "home console" instead of just console.
While it's good, however it sold half as much as Black/White during the same launch window. So although it is good news for Nintendo but it also raise concern that their new game only sold half as much as their previous title.