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Who would have thought that a game featuring a yellow electric rat could do so well? Nintendo launched Pokemon X and Y worldwide on Saturday, a first for the franchise, and they cleaned up pretty well – shifting plenty of units across the world.

Four million Pokémon X and Y games were sold in just two days across Japanese, American and European territories, making this the fastest-selling 3DS game that Nintendo has ever released. It’s way up on the previous Pokémon game, Black and White 2 by a massive 70% margin as well.

Pokémon has always been a good seller for Nintendo, but you can bet that the bubbly is flowing right now in the offices of Mario and Zelda. So far, Pokémon has been a license to print money, selling 245 million games worldwide in total.

I’m 18 hours into X and Y, and honestly, I can see why. This just might be one of the very best Pokémon games ever made.

Last Updated: October 16, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

55 Comments

  1. Over 4 million copies in 2 days? That’s impressive for a Pokemon game on the Nintendo Platforms… but I’d still skip on it. Not a Pokemon fan.

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    • NecroRince

      October 16, 2013 at 11:10

      I don’t get the love…

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      • Vampyre Squirrel

        October 16, 2013 at 11:14

        Only thing I wanna be able to catch a lot of is cars, bikes, aircraft and boats on GTAV.

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  2. Otto_ki

    October 16, 2013 at 10:39

    Well they don’t lie when they say the 3DS is a money printing machine. That’s some very impressive sales for a hand held

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    • Verrayne

      October 16, 2013 at 13:49

      2 years ago it was doomed and a piece of crap. How quickly things change eh 😀

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  3. ConcernedGuest

    October 16, 2013 at 10:41

    Can I just say something here, the new layout of this website is really annoying. There are popups everywhere and the text on top of the screen bleeds into the article below.

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    • Gavin Mannion

      October 16, 2013 at 10:49

      There shouldn’t be any pop ups at all? We added sharing buttons on the left and a floating bar for easier navigation? Is that the problem? Can you take a screenshot?

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      • ConcernedGuest

        October 16, 2013 at 10:53

        Ok sorry there pop ups are not there, but the the links on top of the page are bleeding into the article. Im using google chrome.

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        • Gavin Mannion

          October 16, 2013 at 10:54

          okay I just noticed if your res is lower than I planned it does that… working on it

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          • ConcernedGuest

            October 16, 2013 at 10:56

            My resolution is 1366×768, unfortunately im stuck with 18.5″ monitor here at work. Thanks for the prompt replies.

          • Gavin Mannion

            October 16, 2013 at 11:01

            trying to figure out how to fix it… that may take longer than responding 😉

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 16, 2013 at 11:11

            Just make the div tags black like others.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 16, 2013 at 11:13

            haha

          • ToshZA

            October 16, 2013 at 11:13

            The way it is now, you cant fix it per se.

            I would intentionally place the header and menu on different lines, title being underneath the menu. Some titles are longer than this one, and even on 1080p some titles will cause the misalignment of the menu. Alternatively, you could change the menu to mirror the share links.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 16, 2013 at 11:14

            Can change the blocks to be transparent black.

          • ToshZA

            October 16, 2013 at 11:17

            It would still misalign – and then you’d have the menu sort of ugly and underneath the header with black backgrounds to just nail the ugliness home. Rather intentional design than unintentional distortion.

          • Gavin Mannion

            October 16, 2013 at 11:18

            well I’m trying to change the font size of the headline dynamically now to fit… because that sounds like a fun idea

          • ToshZA

            October 16, 2013 at 11:23

            Oh that sounds like a lovely day for you. I wish you luck (without the implied sarcasm attached). And now you got me wanting to do that. -_-

            If all else fails, move the menu. 😛

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 16, 2013 at 11:29

            Use percentages for your sizes. That will then dynamically give it a fixed % of screen real estate regardless of res

          • Gavin Mannion

            October 16, 2013 at 11:34

            but if you change the window size manually it then breask

          • ToshZA

            October 16, 2013 at 11:37

            That works for a lot of things, but not fonts. Fonts should be using the em system, but I’ve never had to dynamically scale the size of them. It sounds like an interesting project really.

          • Grant Hancock

            October 16, 2013 at 12:08

            website looks great my side, not having that problem … also on 1366 x 768 ?

            I’m also using Chrome… if I zoom in on page to greater than 100% it does that… just zoom out a bit…

            okay correction… at 100% looks wrong… looks perfect at 90% zoom

      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 16, 2013 at 10:53

        Dammit Gav, you are messing with the delicate balance!

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        • Gavin Mannion

          October 16, 2013 at 10:54

          Nudging everyone into the next generation
          FLAT

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          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 16, 2013 at 10:58

            Nudging?

          • NecroRince

            October 16, 2013 at 11:00

            More like drop kicking…

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 16, 2013 at 11:00

            You notice the pacman got a tattoo as well.

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 16, 2013 at 11:12

            Yeah I saw that. Next we’ll see it on a bike with an uzzi.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 16, 2013 at 10:59

            Okay from a designers point of view, the white text under the black needs to have transparent black behind it as well. Simply annoys me looking at it.

          • NecroRince

            October 16, 2013 at 11:00

            It’s not supposed to be doing that, it’s supposed to be on the black, not riding over it like OVG in a yellow humvee

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 16, 2013 at 11:06

            this is how it looks for me..

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 16, 2013 at 11:13

            Looks the same to me… It’s not easy to read the text on a white or otherwise light background.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 16, 2013 at 11:28

            odd. Mine is fine. Using chrome though @lazygamers:disqus

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 16, 2013 at 11:29

            I use firefox..

          • Gavin Mannion

            October 16, 2013 at 11:29

            It depends on your monitor size… I;’ve made the headline smaller now to help more people until I get a sexy solution

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 16, 2013 at 11:35

            I’m on Chrome too, but it might be my res.

          • Guest

            October 16, 2013 at 12:11

            pretty sure guys are zoomed in to make text bigger or something… mine looks fine… if zoom Ctrl + mouse-wheel-in it looks like theirs

          • Gavin Mannion

            October 16, 2013 at 11:00

            It is transparent? Slightly..

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 16, 2013 at 11:01

            Make it the same as the main header will look better, perhaps change font text too, make it yellow or blue..

          • NecroRince

            October 16, 2013 at 11:09

            Agree. Currently looks like the text isn’t aligned correctly @lazygamers:disqus

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 16, 2013 at 11:26

            NO! Not yellow or blue on black background.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 16, 2013 at 11:27

            Why not? Colours of LG.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 16, 2013 at 11:31

            Readability.

            Yellow on black hurts the eyes when reading

            Blue on black doesn’t give enough definition and kinda just fades away and is utterly terribad to try read

  4. JHN

    October 16, 2013 at 10:46

    I must say i am actually tempted to get a 3DS to play this, pokemon brings back some cool memories for me.

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    • Craig Boonzaier

      October 16, 2013 at 14:41

      Join Us….

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  5. NecroRince

    October 16, 2013 at 11:10

    I really still don’t see what people go mental for *runs

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    • ToshZA

      October 16, 2013 at 11:17

      What does the fox say?

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      • Stealth

        October 16, 2013 at 13:24

        In this universe it would probably say Fox

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        • ToshZA

          October 16, 2013 at 13:34

          Well, my point was that this ridiculous song makes people go mental – and its really really stupid. Pokemon however is a great game, and as a game its addictive and fun. People would do much better to go mental over Pokemon that 90% of the other crap out there.

          In this universe the fox says nothing.

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    • Vampyre Squirrel

      October 16, 2013 at 11:19

      Pokemon sits in the same arena as chicken fights…

      Catch a chicken… Collect a few more… lock them in a cage… train them… put them in an arena against someone else’s chicken… win/lose.

      *runs from Brenda*

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      • NecroRince

        October 16, 2013 at 11:28

        Hahah! *Hobbles Vamp by kicking him in the knee, Brenda goes for the slower target, sorry man. Nature is a bitch an all 😉

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  6. ToshZA

    October 16, 2013 at 11:18

    In other news that surprises nobody anywhere, the sun came up this morning.

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  7. Grant Hancock

    October 16, 2013 at 11:42

    Still looking out for a good console + poke X/Y bundle … really looking forward to following in the foot steps of Gary Oak ! … PokèBadAss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWi4Ce5yRVo&feature=player_embedded

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  8. Gerhard Davids

    October 16, 2013 at 12:36

    Maybe now they see that a little bit of 3d goes a very bloody long way.

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  9. CRAZY

    October 18, 2013 at 03:00

    POKEMON X AND Y SUCKS!!!

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