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Here’s How The Last Few Pokémon RPGs Have Sold To Date


    With Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire around the corner, it’s time for a quick sales update to let everyone see how the last few Pokémon games have sold worldwide. Below are the last recorded sales figures for every pair of mainline Pokémon RPGs released since the Game Boy Advance:


    As of March 31st, 2013:

    Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire – 16.22 million

    Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen – 12 million

    Pokémon Black 2/White 2 – 7.81 million


    As of March 31st, 2014:

    Pokémon Diamond/Pearl – 17.63 million

    Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver – 12.72 million

    Pokémon Black/White – 15.58 million


    As of September 30th, 2014:

    Pokémon X and Y – 13.29 million


    It’s interesting to note that, out of all the brand new Pokémon games released since Ruby and Sapphire on the GBA, Pokémon Diamond/Pearl still hold the highest life-to-date sales. Whether any Pokémon game will ever be able to break the 17 million mark again remains to be seen.


    Sales data courtesy Nintendo’s investor website.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at 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.

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