Pokémon X and Y preorders top 1.26 million (Media Create)

#1
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-black-white-2-pre-orders-top-a-million)
Black/White: 1.08 million (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/06/24/pokemon-black-white-2-pre-orders-hit-the-1-million-mark/)
 
#25
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.
 
#28
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.
 

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#37
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.
 
#39
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. :)
 
#40
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.