Pokémon Black/White 2 Have Sold Over 7.5 Million Worldwide

By Ishaan . January 30, 2013 . 10:30am

Nintendo have provided updated sales figures for a number of their games in an earnings report for their third quarter, which ended on December 31st.


Total worldwide sales:

NDS | Pokémon Black/White 2 – 7.63 million

3DS | New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 5.96 million

3DS | Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 2.73 million (Japan-only)

Wii U | New Super Mario Bros. U – 2.01 million

Wii U | Nintendo Land – 2.33 million (packed in with Wii U console)


Pokémon Black/White 2 were released in Japan in June 2012, and in the U.S. and Europe in October 2012. The games are direct sequels to Pokémon Black/White—a first for the series—and don’t feature a new generation of Pokémon creatures.


The next brand new set of Pokémon games are slated for release this year. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released worldwide in October 2013 for the Nintendo 3DS.


  • Endy Operin

    “Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released worldwide in October 2012 for the Nintendo 3DS”.

    I guess it should be 2013.

    • MrTyrant

      Maybe it’s out and we didn’t know D:

  • 3DS sales are going to spike so hard in October.

    • William Beck

      I feel like it’s going to spike in a few days for the FE:A, and again around the end of summer in prep for X/Y.

      • Fire Emblem isn’t a big deal. Not in the “selling more consoles” sense. Love the demo though.

        • A lot of new Fire Emblem people who tried the demo and got hooked disagree with you, not to mention the 3DS bundles

          • If they played the demo, then they have a 3DS. Your point is moot.

          • William Beck

            Not really when you can just borrow a 3ds from others. Also there aren’t sell numbers for this month yet so it’s up in the air still.

          • There are people who let others touch their game systems? Huh. And FE:A isn’t out yet, so this month’s numbers have nothing to do with that.

  • october 2013 dear lord

  • Pokemon Black Version 2 [DSi Enhanced]

    Um, was I the only one to not know about this?

    • Pokemon Black and Black 2 can use the extra DSi power for WPA online. Black 2 went further with features that require 3DS (3DS was based on DSi design wise).

    • Asrialys

      The Xtransceiver can also use your system’s camera.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Ash?: “We did it again guys, bwhahaha just wait till X and Y! the sells are going to sky rocket! “

    • Ghetsis looks like Evil Saiou. Which is amusing to gawk at.

  • d19xx

    This reminds me of those articles egging Nintendo to just put their games on iOS. I hope those so called video game journalist and experts realize that that a single Pokemon or Mario game released by Nintendo probably makes more money than the entire iOS library in a year.

    • Tom_Phoenix

      Actually, Mario Kart DS alone earned about a fifth of the amount of revenue that the entire App Store made in about 5 years. And when I say the entire App Store, I mean the ENTIRE App Store, not just gaming applications.

      • d19xx

        Exactly, that’s why those articles goading Nintendo to make iOS games is just stupid. iOS money is pocket change to them…

  • Shadowman

    They must of been getting ready for Pokemon X and Y or enjoying the game.

    • The hype brought about by X and Y announcement must have contributed to BW2’s sales figures.

      • Shadowman


  • CirnoLakes

    I expected them to do well.

    I didn’t expect them to do THAT well.

    Pokemon is undyingly the most successful video game franchise ever. It just doesn’t stop.

    • The crazy thing is, BW2 sales are about half of BW in the same period, since they aren’t entirely new games.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething


  • SirRichard

    Damn, I knew Pokémon would do well but I didn’t expect it to do that well. X & Y are going to do wonders for the 3DS, seems like.

    And I see Nintendo ruling the roost of software attach rates on their own stuff is still the standard; 3 million Wii Us out there, and 2 million of them have Nintendoland or NSMBU. I know there’s not much going on the system right now but still pretty impressive.

  • Go2hell66

    pokemon X & Y incoming

    brace yourselves!

  • Damn! Gotta catch em all.

  • The X and Y announcement must have played a significant factor in boosting BW2’s sales.

    • Eric Harris

      yeah I know I bought black 2 after seeing X and Y. I am playing through platinum AND black 2 so I can have some pokemon I like to transfer over to Y.

  • Justin Whiteaker

    I was ABOUT to buy this, then I heard the Y and X announcments and was like… well I can only be in pokémans mood about once every 2-3 years. Otherwise I just get burned out. So I don’t know if I’ll play black 2 now if I end up waiting for Y.

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