Pokémon Black & White 2 Sell 1.6 Million In Opening Weekend

By Ishaan . June 26, 2012 . 2:02pm

Like Media Create, who we usually turn to for videogame sales numbers in Japan, Famitsu publisher, Enterbrain, also track game sales in the region. This morning, Enterbrain reported that Pokémon Black/White 2, released in Japan this past Saturday, sold 1.61 million copies over the weekend.


For the sake of comparison, the original Black/White sold 2.6 million during their own opening weekend in September 2010. As of May 20th, 2012, Black/White have sold 5.47 million copies in Japan.


Something to keep in mind, however, is that Enterbrain’s tracker is entirely separate from Media Create’s, which is our usual source of sales data. This often means that the two trackers report different sales numbers for games, with the discrepancy varying from slight to great.


We’ll have sales numbers for Pokémon Black/White 2 from Media Create this Wednesday as usual. According to their data, the game saw 1.16 million pre-orders up until June 17th.

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  • NorthernPatches

    Either way, that’s still a lot of  !

  • Natat

    That’s still quite a ridiculous amount of sales. Looking forward to this game sooo much.

  • No surprises here. Pokemon being a goldmine like always.

  • Nintendo is catching them all………. all the money the world keeps throwing at them that is =P

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Which in irony, new super mario 2……. Is all about money lol.^^

      • And will make little. Or if it makes a lot I will be surprised.

        • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

          It is Mario here.^^ It is almost a guarantee that it will sells.^^ Not to mention, i am also one of the potential buyers there.^^

          • It’s just so BLEH. >_<; I mean sure it's Mario but it's just… BLEH.

        • Tom_Phoenix

          It will make money. Just not as much as it could have if it weren’t so focused on trivial things.

  • riceisnice

    Don’t worry. I, who happen to share a deep bond with my pokemon according to every game yet, will save the world from whatever grey morality issue it’s confronting this half year!

  • rurin

    I can’t wait for it to come out here too! 

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    ……. Pokemon!!!!!!! It prints money!!!!!!!!!!^^

  • Nice… I can’t wait to play it this Fall.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    nice, ok now I don’t have to wait until fall, I can play now..

  • Tom_Phoenix

    That’s a preety significant drop. I’ve heard that a lot of people weren’t too happy with Black and White, so this could be reflective of that.

    That said, if Black and White 2 are the better games, then long-term sales should be able to compensate for the lower opening weekend.

  • Göran Isacson

    Not that surprising, Pokemon games are usually released with a much greater distance from each other, so I kinda guess that people in Japan aren’t so Black & White’d out that a sequel is something everyone must own right now.

    Still gonna sell gangbusters of course, just think it’s gonna sell slower than the first one.

  • Even if Media Create’s numbers differ, I’m pretty sure Pokeymanz B&W 2 was the week’s top seller and easily surpassed the one million sales figure domestically.

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