Pokemon X & Y sell out before they're even released

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2 years ago#1
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/10/pokemon_x_and_y_sells_out_in_japan_before_it_even_launches
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2 years ago#2
Good thing digital downloads are a thing now
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2 years ago#3
Time to outsell GTA V!
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2 years ago#4
keyword. In Japan.


One of the best selling JRPG's selling out in Japan. ::Gasp:: No, way!
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2 years ago#5
JJH777 posted...
Time to outsell GTA V!


If this is sarcasm, I hope so. If not, it won't happen. GTAV has made at least over $1 Billion.
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2 years ago#6
Not really surprising. Japan never seems to have enough of the big games for everyone right away.
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2 years ago#7
OoSubaruoO posted...
JJH777 posted...
Time to outsell GTA V!


If this is sarcasm, I hope so. If not, it won't happen. GTAV has made at least over $1 Billion.


It's mostly sarcasm. It isn't impossible though. The first day sales won't be competitive but GTA V has large reason to be very front loaded due to the new consoles releasing and everyone who wants GTA 5 already has a 360 or PS3. The only thing that might prevent it from being front loaded is the eventual PC release. It hasn't sold as much as R/B/Y or even G/S/C yet.

X/Y seems to be getting a lot of old fans back and will have a lot more longevity due to the 3ds still being very early in it's life. No real competition in the handheld market and the eventual Z release.
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2 years ago#8
I'm more impressed by how Monster Hunter 4 is almost completely sold out several weeks after it launched:

https://twitter.com/gibbogame/statuses/387896387322396672

I know sales have exceeded expectations, but still, that's pretty crazy!
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2 years ago#9
OoSubaruoO posted...
JJH777 posted...
Time to outsell GTA V!


If this is sarcasm, I hope so. If not, it won't happen. GTAV has made at least over $1 Billion.


and pokemon cost far far less to make so it will make alrger profits faster

thing is nintendo dont brag about there profits game per game
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2 years ago#10
I'm buying my copy without a pre-order. Whether it's in or not, I leave that to the generous decision of lady luck.
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