Pokémon X and Y See 75 Percent Drop in Second Week Sales in Japan

The newest monster catching titles have seen a bigger drop off in second week sales than Pokémon Black and White.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 10/28/2013 13:00 1 Comment     ShareThis

After a remarkably strong debut, sales of Pokémon X and Y have seen a 75 percent drop off in their second week in Japan.

According to Media Create, the pair collectively sold 473,000 copies in their second week on the market in Japan, bringing their total sales in the region to approximately 2.34 million. While still certainly an impressive number, that’s a fairly significant decrease from their debut week, and a slightly bigger drop off than what their predecessors, Pokémon Black and White, experienced in their second week on the market.

Of course, it’s not unusual for games to see the majority of their sales occur during their debut week, so the decrease isn’t nearly as alarming as it may initially seem. Pokémon Black and White also had the benefit of a larger install base; at the time of their release, DS sales were at 30 million in Japan, significantly larger than 3DS’s 13 million. All things considered, X and Y are still performing quite well, as you’d expect from one of Nintendo’s most lucrative franchises.

Source: Siliconera

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