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

was reviewed on PC

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