Pokémon Black/White 2 Have Sold Over 7.5 Million Worldwide

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Nintendo have provided updated sales figures for a number of their games in an earnings report for their third quarter, which ended on December 31st.


Total worldwide sales:

NDS | Pokémon Black/White 2 – 7.63 million

3DS | New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 5.96 million

3DS | Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 2.73 million (Japan-only)

Wii U | New Super Mario Bros. U – 2.01 million

Wii U | Nintendo Land – 2.33 million (packed in with Wii U console)


Pokémon Black/White 2 were released in Japan in June 2012, and in the U.S. and Europe in October 2012. The games are direct sequels to Pokémon Black/White—a first for the series—and don’t feature a new generation of Pokémon creatures.


The next brand new set of Pokémon games are slated for release this year. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be released worldwide in October 2013 for the Nintendo 3DS.


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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.