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.