POKÉMON X AND POKÉMON Y BIGGEST EVER FIRST WEEKEND NINTENDO RELEASE – ADDITIONAL STOCK TO RELIEVE CURRENT SHORTAGE
Launch of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y for Nintendo 3DS family of consoles sets sales record
15th November 2013 – Nintendo Australia announces that within the first weekend of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y hitting shelves 12th October 2013, combined sales exceeded 100,000* units – smashing all previous records for a Nintendo game in Australia and New Zealand. The previous Pokémon release of Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version sold a combined total of more than 80,000* units in its first week of sales, and the combined sales of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y exceeded this in the first day alone.
The demand for these highly anticipated titles has meant that some retailers in Australia and New Zealand have been faced with an out-of-stock situation. Nintendo Australia is ensuring that additional stock will be available from this week to ensure consumers are able to begin their adventure as soon as possible.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y are also available on Nintendo eShop, where consumers can download exciting Nintendo 3DS download software, Virtual Console and Nintendo DSiWare titles directly to their system.
* Sales data provided by NPD Group and Nintendo Australia.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y website: http://www.pokemon.com/xy
Nintendo eShop website: http://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendo-3ds-eshop