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ColtraineGF
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(10-02-2013, 03:07 PM)
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In Famitsu's article for today's Pokemon reveal, they mention that XY preorders have exceeded 1.26 million copies (excluding download versions), making it the most preordered 3DS game so far in Japan.

Source (copy and paste link to view): http://www.famitsu.com/news/201310/02041087.html

Thread for said reveal

Comparison:
Black 2/White 2: 1.16 million (http://gematsu.com/2012/06/pokemon-b...-top-a-million)
Black/White: 1.08 million (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/06/24...-million-mark/)
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Bulbasaur
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(10-02-2013, 03:09 PM)
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I'm yet to preorder.. Surely I'll find one somewhere on the day.
gigantor21
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(10-02-2013, 03:10 PM)
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Wait, more than Monster Hunter even?
Tripon
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(10-02-2013, 03:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by gigantor21

Wait, more than Monster Hunter even?

Looks like Mon Jun fans liked to wait at a store.
Kurita
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(10-02-2013, 03:12 PM)
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Niiiiiice
saichi
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(10-02-2013, 03:12 PM)
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SURPRISE!
Sammy Samusu
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(10-02-2013, 03:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by gigantor21

Wait, more than Monster Hunter even?

Pokemon is bigger than Monster Hunter.
Zoramon089
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(10-02-2013, 03:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by gigantor21

Wait, more than Monster Hunter even?

I'm confused. You sound surprised
TacticalFox88
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(10-02-2013, 03:13 PM)
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Charizard is gonna make people by the X version by a ridiculous margin. 2:1 I'd say.
MasterBalls
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(10-02-2013, 03:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by TacticalFox88

Charizard is gonna make people by the X version by a ridiculous margin. 2:1 I'd say.

Y'all bitches haven't seen Venasaur Y yet.

Believe
mui
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(10-02-2013, 03:15 PM)
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Watch it sell 4 million copies first week.
Jarnet87
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(10-02-2013, 03:16 PM)
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Pokemon and Monster Hunter to Iwata's rescue, Please understand haters.
Hedge
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(10-02-2013, 03:19 PM)
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I'm more interested in sales, though. 1.26 is to be expected, at least.
Screamapillar
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(10-02-2013, 03:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hedge

I'm more interested in sales, though. 1.26 is to be expected, at least.

Ha! It'll exceed MH4's first week sales, no problem. The only question is, by how much?
daxgame
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(10-02-2013, 04:09 PM)
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wonder if it'll beat Black and White in first week of real sales. That would be cool
vareon
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(10-02-2013, 04:17 PM)
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How did Nintendo produce all these cartridges anyway?
Kurtofan
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(10-02-2013, 04:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bulbasaur

I'm yet to preorder.. Surely I'll find one somewhere on the day.

Famous last words.
ugoo18
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(10-02-2013, 04:30 PM)
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Thank goodness i pre-ordered and payed mine off today.

Not taking any chances at all, launch day here i come.
Greenzxy
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(10-02-2013, 04:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by vareon

How did Nintendo produce all these cartridges anyway?

Haha, yea.
Magicpaint
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(10-02-2013, 04:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hedge

I'm more interested in sales, though. 1.26 is to be expected, at least.

Sales will depend on stock available :P
suppadoopa
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(10-02-2013, 04:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by vareon

How did Nintendo produce all these cartridges anyway?

"Nintendo magic"
PsychoRaven
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(10-02-2013, 04:38 PM)
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I'd preorder but since I'm going digital on my 3DS I have to wait till Nintendo puts it up for sale.
AcademicSaucer
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(10-02-2013, 04:46 PM)
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wait for Blaistoise Y
God Dayumm
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(10-02-2013, 04:49 PM)
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So, will it top GTA V? I think Pokemon is the franchise that could match and surpass those first week numbers
Rizzilio
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(10-02-2013, 04:53 PM)

Originally Posted by God Dayumm

So, will it top GTA V? I think Pokemon is the franchise that could match and surpass those first week numbers

I don't know, GTA V had ps3 x360, pokemon has just 3ds. I could see it being the most sold pokemon game, but I just can't see it getting close to GTA V.

Sad my girl already called pokemon X, that charizard is BA.
allan-bh
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(10-02-2013, 04:53 PM)
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Famitsu report a Media Create data?
BishopLamont
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(10-02-2013, 04:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by God Dayumm

So, will it top GTA V? I think Pokemon is the franchise that could match and surpass those first week numbers

Doubt it, GTA V costs more and has special editions. Its also much bigger in sheer size in terms of hardcore numbers.
PreyingShark
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(10-02-2013, 04:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by God Dayumm

So, will it top GTA V? I think Pokemon is the franchise that could match and surpass those first week numbers

Doubt it. The install base is way too small and a lot of this year's Pokemon X/Y copies sold will be Christmas presents, along with a handheld. So those parents have until 12/24 to buy it.

Sales will be big anyways, though.
slaughterking
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(10-02-2013, 04:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by God Dayumm

So, will it top GTA V? I think Pokemon is the franchise that could match and surpass those first week numbers

Certainly not out of the gate. A GTA launch is a massive event with huge opening sales. Pokemon gets its 20+ million sales over a very long period of time.
enzo_gt
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(10-02-2013, 04:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by God Dayumm

So, will it top GTA V? I think Pokemon is the franchise that could match and surpass those first week numbers

I don't think so, especially considering the userbase 360/PS3 had together that allows something happening like those monster sales.
The Hermit
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(10-02-2013, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by AcademicSaucer

wait for Blaistoise Y

there isn't :(
Dawg
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(10-02-2013, 05:05 PM)
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So, since that's only retail... Media Create Japan sales will be 2M+ week one?

Curious how much each version will sell.
Currygan
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(10-02-2013, 05:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by vareon

How did Nintendo produce all these cartridges anyway?

they're reciclying those unsold WiiU games
Kouriozan
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(10-02-2013, 05:08 PM)
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Curious about the potential digital sales.
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syoaran
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(10-02-2013, 05:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by God Dayumm

So, will it top GTA V? I think Pokemon is the franchise that could match and surpass those first week numbers

In it's first month? Not a chance. Life time sales? Quite possibly
suppadoopa
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(10-02-2013, 05:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by God Dayumm

So, will it top GTA V? I think Pokemon is the franchise that could match and surpass those first week numbers

In Japan, sure
SovanJedi
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(10-02-2013, 05:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kouriozan

Curious about the potential digital sales.

I'm guessing it'll be high - this'll be one of those games, like Animal Crossing, where you absolutely must have near-instant access to it at all times, in the situation that potential wireless battling/swapping/more can occur at the drop of a penny.

Hell I know I'm buying digital. My first full retail Nintendo title as a digital copy, in fact.
1st Course
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(10-02-2013, 05:19 PM)

Originally Posted by syoaran

In it's first month? Not a chance. Life time sales? Quite possibly

Nah GTA V is probably already at 15m+ ($1b revenue in 3 days), last time I checked that about what Pokemon B/W sold LTD so far.
Mory Dunz
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(10-02-2013, 05:26 PM)
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I've been saying for a long time that X and Y will outsell the 17 million by Diamond and Pearl. Everyone disagreed with me though.

It's wayy too early to tell, but I'm feeling confident in my chances. :)
Dawg
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(10-02-2013, 06:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mory Dunz

I've been saying for a long time that X and Y will outsell the 17 million by Diamond and Pearl. Everyone disagreed with me though.

It's wayy too early to tell, but I'm feeling confident in my chances. :)

It's always possible, but 3DS is only around 35 million lifetime sales, no? DS had around 50 million when Diamond and Pearl released.
gogogow
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(10-02-2013, 06:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by gigantor21

Wait, more than Monster Hunter even?

It's POKEMON.

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