Pokémon Black & White Cross 1 Mil. In Europe, Total Pokémon Sales At 35 Million

By Ishaan . March 16, 2011 . 9:25am

Last week, we reported that Pokémon Black/White had debuted in the U.S. with 1.08 million units sold in a single day, breaking the all-time first-day sales record for the series. It took a little for Black/White to reach that number in Europe, but they’re over a million units in PAL territories now, too.


Nintendo of Europe say it took 10 days for Pokémon Black/White to cross the 1 million mark in Europe, since the games’  launch on March 4th. The total installed base for Pokémon games in Europe is now over 35 million units, according to NOE.


Nintendo still have new features planned for Pokémon Black/White. On March 30th, they’ll launch the Global Link service, which will allow players to enter the Pokémon Dream World, where you can communicate with other players and find Pokémon that you can’t catch through normal means in Black/White.


The Global Link also allows you to access the Random Matchup Challenge and view your global ranking based on your performance in online battles. Additionally, the Global Link feature also lets you download special backgrounds for your Pokédex and C-Gear, as well as new music for the Pokémon musical in the game.

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  • Zero_Destiny

    I knew Europe had good taste. Keep buying more of them Europe. Excited for the Global Link even though I’ll probably never use it. lol

  • And mine still sits on top of the hardcover edition of the strategy guide. I guess I will get to playing it in April (or once I platinum Resonance of Fate, Dragon Age Origins and Dragon Age 2).

    I hope its good, Pokemon Diamond was my favorite Pokemon version of them all, so I expect big things from White! (oh and so excited for N, N x Black, yus!)

    • Caligula

      With all due respect, why do you need a strategy guide for Pokemon?

      • I guess for the ease of being able to play avoid from the net and charts and indexes and such. The way they lay out pokemon in an area is helpful for me to keep a checkmark by in the book so that I know if I caught every pokemon available, every letter of unown, and lastly, the maps for the sake of being able to plot out the path I take and getting only the items I truly care about. (Maps FTW in caves)

        • Caligula

          Fair enough; there definitely is a certain charm in having a physical, portable copy of something, though I personally find it easier (and cheaper) to look stuff up on Bulbapedia. But to each their own.

        • Ren

          With the way BW is linear I bet you won’t need any of that, besides, as long as you keep a small but decent time on the grass and go ‘special spot’ hunting you’ll probably catch everything in every area very quickly. Just a tip, Audinos give the third best amount of exp from all pokemon, losing from only Chansey and Blissey. When you see one, principally if on the start of the game, kill it, you’d better not capture them, since the exp they give is far better than their usefulness(which is none, outside of double and triple battles), and you can always catch them later for your collection, like, after you finish the main story.

    • Pokemon B&W had one of the best stories of any Pokemon game. Its definitely one of the best in the series.

  • Happy Gamer

    I have not played a Pokemon game since yellow LOL and i have enjoyed the heck out of it. I did play sapphire red a bit but it wasn’t mine but it was a blast. gold silver and plat all of em i wanted to get bad but skipped for some odd reason. but white and black is such a big step up i am def going to get it. i sorta like the sense of “reboot” in a way.

  • Happy Gamer

    crud i went side tracked with my post lol i wanted to ask some of u all, what is the best thing about pokemon white/black without spoilders? and also, which color u picked and why :)

    • Caligula

      Hmm. Out of everything? It sounds petty, but I really like the fact that the previous gens’ Pokemon aren’t present in B/W until after you beat the game. Not to say I don’t like the previous gens’ Pokemon (for the most part, I do), but it was refreshing not knowing what you should add to your team and what things weren’t worth training.

      I picked Black because basically everyone I know got White for whatever reason.

  • Caligula

    Good to hear sales are doing so well. I’d heard reports that copies were leaked early and hacked within the same day, so I was a bit worried sales might be weaker than they could be. I really just don’t get why people can’t just plop down the not-so-bad $40 or just wait and save up for it instead of stealing.

    • FireCouch

      Some of those people who downloaded it may have bought it when it came out.

      • Caligula

        I suppose so, but I’m sure the majority didn’t. What’s the point of downloading a game you’re about to buy in a few days’ time?

        • Aara_Malik_Davoodi

          Many people download games first to see if they like it, and if they do, they buy it

  • karasuKumo

    Haven’t bought it yet, I might do in the next few months. Some of the Pokemon designs are really awesome like Braviary and Chandelure but others questionable like Vanillite and it’s evolutions, Ice Creams … seriously??.

    I still (even after seeing B&W gameplay) say that Ruby/Saphire/Emerald are the best looking visually. I don’t really like the 3D direction Pokemon took (even though it looks nice) but each to their own I guess.

    Anyway congratulations to Nintendo for hitting 1 million :)

  • Wonder how much Pokemon Mixed Race/Grey will sell?

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