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‘Pokemon X’ and ‘Pokemon Y’ sales reach new milestone in Japan

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The recently-released video games, “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y,” have reached a new milestone in Japan. According to a report from Dual Shockers on Dec. 25, the two titles combined to sell 212,666 copies last week.

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In total, “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” passed the 3.5 million sold milestone in just the Japanese region. Nintendo previously disclosed that the same two products sold 225,000 units last month in the United States, increasing the life time total to 2.35 million copies in the western nation.

The Nintendo 3DS also got a big holiday sales boost in Japan last week. 164,078 Nintendo 3DS XL systems were sold in addition to 68,522 units from the regular version of the portable device. The platform easily outsold other gaming hardware. Along with the latest “Pokemon” installments, the top ten best-selling software lists were dominated by Nintendo 3DS games.

“Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” were released in multiple regions on Oct. 12. The latest titles from the series are the first to introduce 3D graphics along with streamlining several gameplay elements. Several new features, such as the addition of mega evolutions, were also implemented.

The Game Freak studio developed the newest “Pokemon” video games. The same development studio created the earlier mainline portable entries as well while Nintendo handled the publishing and distribution aspects of the releases.

You can check out “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” screens in the slideshow to the left of this article.

You can order the products from Amazon in the following links: “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y.” A few holiday deals can also be found in the following link from Holiday Deals.


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