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Why are they called "Pokemon X" and "Pokemon Y" instead of..

#1Rupin_SalesmanPosted 7/15/2013 3:41:17 PM
"Pokemon X Version" and "Pokemon Y Version"?

Guess the "Version" part got repetitive.
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#2Great_ReapettePosted 7/15/2013 3:42:45 PM
Pokémon X will be a homage to the webcomic.

Y's just along for the ride.

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#3CharizardFirePosted 7/15/2013 3:44:57 PM
I think it's because of the whole awkwardness of "Black Version 2" and "White Version 2" sounding like "Black: Version 2" and "White: Version 2", which makes them sound like updated rereleases instead of sequels. If they were localized as "Black 2 Version" and "White 2 Version" instead, we might not have had this problem.

... Or maybe Game Freak wanted the version names to be the same worldwide due to the simultaneous worldwide release (barring time zone differences).