Will the new Pokemon game beat Grand Theft Auto V in sales?
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Pokemon could actually beat out GTA V considering it's the first time they're doing a WORLDWIDE release just like GTA V is doing.
Also, there's the fact that for the DS games, there are literally millions of people who pirated the games for DS and it's sure to have affected sales. Since the 3DS is not really hacked yet, we could see a boost in sales.
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Necrosis07 posted...Archite posted...GTA is a cultural phenomenon. I'm not even exaggerating.
Ah, that'd explain how Nintendo sold a hundred thousand 3DS XLs because they came packaged with Pokemon within the 9 hours they went up for purchase.
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I voted maybe because we'll have to see how Japan sells, first. If we're talking about in America alone, then it's GTA territory, no question.
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Gen VI Pokemon games in general (XY, possibly Hoenn remakes, and Z/XY2) will likely outsell it, but mainline Pokemon games only have incredible legs until the next mainline release, so in the long run GTAV will almost certainly outsell XY alone.
I imagine at the end of each games life, XY will sell around 18 million+, and GTAV will sell 25 million+ at the minimum I think (people think it will be better than IV, which has reached 25 million). If we count all of gen VI for Pokemon though, than I think it could reach 24 million and up without remakes, and 32 million and up with remakes.
TL;DR: XY alone won't outsell GTAV, but if we count all of gen VI and there are Hoenn remakes I think it could beat it.
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I'd say easily it is the most anticipated release of 2013 and it has a lot of potential being the first main pokemon on 3ds
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HaloOfTheSun442 posted...No way. Anyone voting yes is misinformed and/or delusional.
oh come on, it's not gonna outsell Pokemon that badly
I voted maybe. Here's why:
The fact GTA V is multiplatform makes gives it an advantage, but Pokemon X & Y is actually 2 games, right? It's a hard call.
I wouldn't be surprised by it happening, however it seems unlikely.
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