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Pokémon Games Have Sold 172 Million Units To Date


At the Pokémon Game Show in Tokyo this past weekend, The Pokémon Company announced that 172 million units of Pokémon games have been sold across the world.


The last two major Pokémon games, Black/White and Black 2/White 2 have sold 15.42 million and 7.81 million units worldwide, as of March 31st, 2013.


The next two games in the Pokémon series are Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, and will launch worldwide on October 12th.


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.