Pokemon X, Y shifts over 4 million in two days

Nintendo announced it's sold more than four million units of Pokemon X and Y worldwide across the game's first two days at retail. The series' first 3DS games are the fastest-selling of all on the console (if their sales are combined), and Nintendo says they are currently "tracking ahead" of Pokemon White 2 and Black 2 by more than 70 percent.

"The early response to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y not only reaffirms the ongoing passion of Pokémon fans," said (a beaming) Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, "But also indicates that an entirely new generation of gamers is eager to experience the franchise for itself."

Nintendo's figures may represent shipments rather than direct sales, but either way four million-plus in just two days is very impressive. [Update: Nintendo has confirmed this is four million copies sold to consumers.] As are the games themselves, having earned four and a half stars in our review. The series transition to 3DS was a mega-evolution according to Earnest, who said X and Y are "hands-down the best in the series."

This article was originally published on Joystiq.