Pokémon Black & White Have Sold 11.5 Million Copies As Of March 2011

By Ishaan . April 26, 2011 . 10:27am

Pokémon Black/White have sold 11.5 million units so far, Nintendo report, factoring in both Japanese and overseas sales, as of March.

 

That’s 5.26 million units over a period of six months in Japan (the Japanese version released in October) and 6.25 million units in a single month overseas.

 

Sales enthusiasts will recall that 2.5 million of those copies were sold in the U.S. Nintendo point out that Black/White are selling faster than previous Pokémon games on the DS. Here’s a quick comparison chart showing U.S. sales trends for Black/White, HeartGold/SoulSilver, and Diamond/Pearl:

 

 

And below is a similar chart for European territories:

 

 

Finally, other points of interest from Nintendo’s recent earnings summary:

 

  • Super Mario 64 DS, released in November 2004, sold 1.02 million units between April ‘10 and March ‘11.

 

  • Mario Party DS, released in 2007, sold 1.13 million units during the same period.

 

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns is nearly at 5 million copies sold worldwide.

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