Pokémon Black & White Breaks Sales Records In JapanMove over, Dragon Quest IX.09.24.10 - 2:54 PM
Japanese sales numbers from last weekend are in, and you'll never guess which games set a record for the fastest start for a Nintendo DS title(s). Of course, it should come as no surprise since Pokémon Black & White
did reach one million pre-orders this summer. Various reports estimate that the games collectively sold around 2.6 million copies, with Black
selling nearly 100,000 more than White
. It is also 300,000 units more than Dragon Quest IX
's opening weekend, as well as the fastest start for a Pokémon
game(s). The latest two titles in Nintendo's ever-popular catch-em-all series also seems to have helped boost sales of DS units in Japan, especially the DSi.
Pokémon Black & White will be out in North America next spring.