Pokémon X And Y Pre-Orders Reach 260,000 Units In Just Two Days

By Spencer . August 16, 2013 . 12:09am

imagePokémon X and Pokémon Y aren’t due for release until October 12, but pre-sales for the two games have already topped Dragon’s Crown’s total sales. Media Create reports pre-orders for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y started on August 10. In just two days, 260,000 copies were presold. Pokémon Tretta Lab for Nintendo 3DS has sold 22,000 units since its release on August 10.


Just for reference, Pokémon Black & White 2 pre-orders reached 1.16 million a week before those games came out. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y still have a good two months before its launch. Having mini-figures as a pre-order bonus should bump up those reservation numbers for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y too.

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  • Guest

    I just love the vast pokemon fanbase.

  • Blue Katamari

    I just wanna know whether all languages are included directly in the game or not before I can pre-order it. I got a Japanese 3DS but I want to play Pokémon in my native language. :(

    • RedSunset

      I’ve looked it up since I’m in the same situation as you. Don’t worry, the JPN cart will also include all the languages :)

      • 하세요

        Woah, really? Shit, part of me wants to get the JP version then if everything’s going to be in English anyway. With the whole better chance of breeding shinies from OT’s in other countries.

        • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

          3DS’s are Region locked mate.

          • 하세요

            I have an NA and JP one :P

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Do you get enough streetpasses?

          • 하세요

            Still nothing compared to being on campus, but sometimes it sucks doing every Streetpass game with…one character. Easy to manipulate games though such as Warrior’s Way.

            But on topic, I may get Y for now then X later on on my JP one so I can trade within myself and still have one game I can restart and enjoy the adventure again. I love the endgame scene but sometimes I want to play it all over again.

            Curse you, single file…

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            I need to get another 3DS myself lol.

            Probably going to do the same. But depends on whether or not I pre-order one.

            Im leaning toward X being my download version but Yvetal is awesome and I think Ill end up playing Y more but I want the box art too….

          • 하세요

            GF likes X more because it reminds her of the Shishigami in Princess Mononoke xD so that leaves me with Y. I don’t mind either – as we have a worldwide release, I have no intel on version specific Pokemon.

            This will be the first Pokemon game (not counting R/B of course) I can’t have a pre-planned team for. I…I need an adult ; ;

          • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

            Lol, X has a prettier load logo on the 3DS I like the blue on the background border, so I want to download it but I have a feeling Y might be my main version soo…

    • LightGenx

      You have the option to choose Japanese, English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Korean. It applies to all copies of the game.

  • NightzeroAX

    Can’t wait to get my copy.

  • Sango

    So X & Y should have close to 3-4 million maybe more pre-orders?

  • School Idol Addict

    If there’s a pre-order bonus in NA too i will preorder if not i will buy after the games is released.
    It’s not like there will be a shortage of X/Y games even after it’s released anyway.

    • gamestop is offering little pokeball thingies.

    • Arcana Wiz

      yes this is pokemon you can search next year and there will be a lot of new copies for sale.

  • Ferrick

    that’s one crazy PO speed o.o, but hmm…. can’t decide… the deer who looks alot like the one in mononoke hime or the bird

  • LightGenx

    Pokemon X will be mine.

    • Learii

      same here since my friend buying Y

  • chibidw

    Dragon’s Crown is from a publisher with a niche but cult following that invariably prints games in very limited runs to begin with, while Pokemon is from a massively popular household supercorp that prints Pokemon games and merchandise by the millions and has control of more childrens’ hearts than any Magical Girl Manga villain.

    I’m not exactly sure what the intent was behind creating that sort of comparison.

    • So no sale b/c of flat-chested anonymous trainer?

  • Sentsuizan_93

    260,000? Damn… That’s quite a good number considering there is only a couple of months left till release. I should pre-order my copy of Y then…

    • Ric Vazquez

      Same here

  • JustThisOne

    Well, it’s pokemon after all. But holy snap, if this isn’t a warning to preorder, I don’t know what is. xD It’s going to sell out on the first day!

  • Suriel Cruz

    …and that’s why Pokemon, WILL NEVER FALL. ^ ^

  • Plain and simple, it prints money lol

    • Skyer Ist

      Yeah D:

  • Spider-Man

    What the hell is the point of the Dragon’s Crown comparison? It’s a niche title. Comparing it to something like Pokemon doesn’t seem fair at all.

    • FFmax

      Yeah I really don’t understand that comparison at all.

    • AuraGuyChris

      It’s like comparing Shin Megami Tensei IV to the Persona series.

      • 하세요

        Careful, some think it’s the same!

      • Arcana Wiz

        sir please don’t start a war…. It would be fun but it’s wrong….

    • Renaldi Saputra

      Pokemon is an all ages game, yet dragon’s crown isn’t..
      surely, that’s imbalance.. comparing with animal crossing will be better.. kids don’t play dragon’s crown

    • Arcana Wiz

      Yes they could have compared to Animal crossing, the two have so many things alike, plataform, sales, target demographic, popularity, etc.

    • JNT

      Uncalled for comparison from one dude.

      Uncalled for discussion now about it by many.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      To show the disparity and the power of Pokemon considering Dragons Crown did surprisingly well for itself

  • konsama

    No point in preordering without any sort of bonus for it, therefore i’m getting it day 1 digital. Faster and avoiding the typical game stores drag.

    • Laer_HeiSeiRyuu

      You get a poster over here.

      UK gets a pokeball that holds 3DS games

    • 하세요

      Some prefer to have a physical copy. Not always about pre-order bonuses when there’s a digital option.

  • AndyLC

    Man, now I want a Vanillaware/Gamefreaks title

    Monster’s Crown: Mysterious Dungeon

  • Hinataharem

    Yay! I contributed to those numbers!

  • Jesse Torres

    Japan gets figurine
    UK gets pokeball to hold 3ds games
    Other regions get poster
    What does the u.s get?

  • personablaze

    I’m super hype for this game :3

    Is it wired that i pre-ordered both X & Y? XD

    • 하세요

      Nope. Gotta ensure you get one in case they sell out of the other.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    1. Pokemon X&Y will be released worldwide.. fking 7 languages on the same time
    2. There’re bunch of 3ds users over the world now..
    3. Pokemon is famous all over the world ’till now..
    4. the 3DS got a full 3d game, major features, etc..
    5. This is pokemon main series..
    6. Pokemon is a game for all ages..

    and yet, you’re comparing it with another game that not many ppl even all ages know..

    srsly, this sales are very reasonable for pokemon.. not surprising enough for me..

    if you want to compare this game, maybe animal crossing is a good choice..

  • Arcana Wiz

    Yeah, this numbers are impressive….. but they aren’t so impressive this is a worldwide release of pokemon, this is the expected numbers….

    • J_Joestar

      Is this worldwide or Japan-only statistics?
      since it is referencing Media Create, it is probably Japan-only.

      • Skyer Ist

        It’s Japan only for just 2 days. Preorders for Pokemon X/Y in Japan opened on August 10. 260K preorders in 2 days (August 10-11). This is very impressive.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Media Create only tracks within Japan, so these numbers aren’t worldwide.

    • Skyer Ist

      It’s Japan only info, where preorders for Pokemon X/Y opened on August 10.

  • Repede91

    I was planning on buying the new Pokemon digitally using the FE/SMT bonus credit; but numbers like this make worried the eShop will be down almost immediately…

  • Learii

    260k per-order huh? maybe they per-order for the figures and the artbook

  • Solomon_Kano

    It begins.

  • Skyer Ist

    Amazing!! Go, Pokemon!!!

  • Steven Higgins

    They should clarify that these are the Japanese market numbers, but I guess the mention of the mini-figures makes it obvious enough. I’m going to Gamestop or Wal*Mart tomorrow to pre-order it myself. I want that Mega Blazikin dammit!

  • Presea

    Not a big surprise about the numbers, but good job Nintendo! I really should pre-order Y now…

  • Ban The Jackass

    Wow. That’s an amazing number! Other publishers are probably gritting their teeth feeling jealous at Pokemon.

  • School Idol Addict

    I just found this.

    For thoses in Canada when we preorder pokemon X/Y from EB we get a double sided posters.

  • Shadowman

    An awesome midnight lunch party or just regular long waiting line?

    • 하세요

      Depends on how many pre-orders your store gets. Not up to the publishers.

  • Vash bane

    do we also get the figures?
    (my others are in need of companion lol)

    I still cant choose which to get >_< lol

  • celery

    I’m still waiting (hoping) for news on the 3DS XL bundles being released outside of Japan before I preorder, as I’ve lost all hope for a decent preorder bonus in North America.

  • Masengan

    Anyone know what the US pre order bonus is? If I’m gonna get the game day one might as well get the bonus…

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