Teeth make smiles, and smiles make sales - Unidentified Harrods person in Alan Sugar's The Apprentice
JAPANESE GAMES FIRM Nintendo has proudly announced money making sales of its Pokemon X and Pokemon Y games for the 3DS handheld.
The two games are the first pair in franchise history that Nintendo started selling on the same day. So far, and based on sales in Japan, Europe and the Americas they have sold well, and flew off shop shelves approximately four million times.
"The early response to Pokemon X and Pokemon 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," said Nintendo president Satoru Iwata in a statement.
Nintendo is unable to compare these sales against others, as it hasn't globally launched games in the franchise before. It reckons though that the two games are the quickest selling ones for the 3D console, and are moving about 70 percent more than previous releases Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2.
The biggest seller so far is a leap in front of these two. Pokemon Diamond & Pearl, for the Nintendo DS has sold 17.63 million units to date. Overall Nintendo has already sold 245 million Pokemon games to "gonna catch 'em all" punters.
Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) raked in $800m in its first day of release and sits atop console games sales charts. According to GFK Charttrack, Pokemon X and Pokemon Y take third and fourth place, respectively. Second is last weeks top spot holder, Fifa 14. µ
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