Pokemon is obviously a big deal, but if you told me that Pokemon X & Y was going to be the fastest selling Nintendo game Australia has ever seen, I would have laughed in your face. But it's happened. It's real. In its opening weekend combined sales of both games were over 100,000, completely shattering sales of the previous Pokemon release, Pokemon White & Black.
It's strange. The stars have aligned for X & Y. White & Black was released on a console with a larger install base, but there's a real sense that X & Y is the 'real deal', that it's the biggest and best Pokemon release in a generation. On an anecdotal level, I've heard from so many lapsed gamers that have been inspired to go out and buy a 3DS or a 2DS just for this game.
And it seems like Nintendo has also underestimated the demand. X & Y was sold out at many retailers, and Nintendo Australia has committed to stepping up and getting more stock into the country starting from this week.