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Guess How Much Pokémon Black & White Sold In Their Opening Weekend

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https://www.siliconera.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/pokemon_black_cover.jpg Back in August, Pokémon Black / White shattered Japanese Pokémon pre-order records, becoming the fastest game in the series to go over 1 million pre-orders.

 

Now, Famitsu are reporting that, in their opening weekend, Black and White collectively sold 2.63 million copies. The exact figure, if you’re curious, is 2,637,285 units. For reference, Dragon Quest IX sold 2.3 million units in its own opening weekend.

 

Pokémon Black / White are scheduled for a Spring 2011 release overseas.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.