Connect with top gaming leaders in Los Angeles at GamesBeat Summit 2023 this May 22-23. Register here.

Nintendo’s cute little moneymakers are still cute and still making money.

The publisher revealed today that the latest entries in the Pokémon franchise, Pokémon X and Y, sold 4 million copies in the first two days. The games debuted worldwide Oct. 12 for the 3DS, and fans flocked to pick up or down the titles.

“The early response to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y not only reaffirms the ongoing passion of Pokémon fans but also indicates that an entirely new generation of gamers is eager to experience the franchise for itself,” Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said in a statement.

For reference, Nintendo revealed that Pokémon Black and White sold 15.42 million copies, and Pokémon Diamond and Pearl sold 17.63 million since their launch. With 4 million already in the bag, X and Y are on a good pace to near those final numbers.


GamesBeat Summit 2023

Join the GamesBeat community in Los Angeles this May 22-23. You’ll hear from the brightest minds within the gaming industry to share their updates on the latest developments.

Register Here

Pokémon X and Y are the first fully 3D games in the franchise’s history. They follow a new character in a region filled with several new pocket monsters. The games are available now at retail or through Nintendo’s eShop digital store for $40. Read our full review here and get some helpful tips here.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Discover our Briefings.