Media Create has the latest Japanese game sales figures, and it reveals that one version of the latest Pokemon DS game is doing slightly better than the other. Combined, Pokemon Black and White‘s sales easily take the top spot. Even if they weren’t combined, they’d be in the top two slots. But if they were split up, Pokemon Black would win. 89,000 more copies were sold of Black than of White. 1,323,000 copies of Pokemon Black and 1,234,000 copies of Pokemon White are being played this weekend.
The news is hardly surprising. With Pokemon, one version always does better than the other. For example, Pokemon SoulSilver outsold HeartGold. And Pokemon Diamond outsold Pokemon Pearl. This is due, in part, to the version specific legendary included, though I’m sure the title also is slightly influencial as well.
I guess this means more people wanted the legendary Reshiram than the legendary Zekrom. Reshiram is the white fox-dragon pokemon only available in Pokemon Black, and Zekrom is the black dinosaur-dragon pokemon only in Pokemon White. I know I picked up SoulSilver because I wanted Lugia and Diamond because I wanted Dialga.