Animal Crossing had its time, but the undisputed king of Nintendo’s handheld market is back. Pokémon X and Y’s release shook the market with 4 million units moved in two days, simultaneously dropping in Japan, Europe and the North/South America at once – a first in Pokémon history. It seems that Pokémon now being weird things like swords and ice cream cones isn’t a big deal at all to some folks. Different strokes.
Satoru Iwata, or the Banana God as I like to call him, had this to say:
“The early response to Pokémon X and Pokémon Y not only reaffirms the ongoing passion of Pokémon fans, but also indicates that an entirely new generation of gamers are eager to experience the franchise for themselves.”
The ongoing passion I’m not certain of (I hear far too many people yapping on about missing the original 151), but the latter point’s for sure; Pokémon is almost certainly a game that’s going to be played by kids for generations to come.