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Pokémon Black & White 2 Sell 1.6 Million In Opening Weekend


Like Media Create, who we usually turn to for videogame sales numbers in Japan, Famitsu publisher, Enterbrain, also track game sales in the region. This morning, Enterbrain reported that Pokémon Black/White 2, released in Japan this past Saturday, sold 1.61 million copies over the weekend.


For the sake of comparison, the original Black/White sold 2.6 million during their own opening weekend in September 2010. As of May 20th, 2012, Black/White have sold 5.47 million copies in Japan.


Something to keep in mind, however, is that Enterbrain’s tracker is entirely separate from Media Create’s, which is our usual source of sales data. This often means that the two trackers report different sales numbers for games, with the discrepancy varying from slight to great.


We’ll have sales numbers for Pokémon Black/White 2 from Media Create this Wednesday as usual. According to their data, the game saw 1.16 million pre-orders up until June 17th.

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.