PokÃ©mon is a massive series for Nintendo and news is often released that tells of the wondrous sales that each version has experienced – so everyone expected the same from PokÃ©mon Black and PokÃ©mon White.
The funny thing about PokÃ©mon Black and White is that the game hasn’t even reached shores outside of Japan and it’s doing exceptionally well already – with sales reaching over 2 million within the first two days of launch.
That was September, and it seems now that PokÃ©mon’s attack on Japan was super effective because word is that the pair of PokÃ©-games, Black and White, have reached sales of over 5 million. This news was expected but it was Enterbrain and Media Create that released an official statement today confirming that the latest PokÃ©mon games have surpassed the five million mark. It was Famitsu.com (a subsidiary of Enterbrain) that announced that as of January 9th a whopping combined total of 5,036,724 Black and White games have been sold to-date.
There are only four other DS games with sales of over five million, but it only took PokÃ©mon Black and White 17 weeks to reach this pedestal – making it the fastest selling out of the other four. The duo of games were also the fastest selling games of all 2010 in Japan – edging out the next closest game by over 1.5 million.
There’s no debating that PokÃ©mon has proven to be more than just a fad, as it was was labeled back in the 90s, especially when sales of the product are this insanely strong – and it hasn’t even shipped to areas outside of Japan. The game is also allegedly quite good because it is the only PokÃ©mon game in the history of the entire series to receive a perfect 40/40 score from Famitsu, which is something that rarely ever happens.
PokÃ©mon Black and White is easily one of my most anticipated titles of 2011, and it will likely receive a similar reception to that of its Japanese release – when it flies into the North America Region on March 6th.
Are you looking forward to PokÃ©mon Black and White? Have you already pre-ordered your copy?