1.6m take the trip

Pokémon Black & White 2 landed in Japan on Saturday 23rd June and racked up an astonishing 1,618,621 sales across the country in its first weekend.

It's the fastest-selling game of the year, the first 2012 game on any platform to pass 1m sales and the third fastest-selling DS game of all time.

It's a big drop-off in sales from its predecessor, though: back in 2010 Pokémon Black and White scored 2,637,285 sales in its first weekend.

Lifetime hardware sales in Japan so far stand at 32.8m units for DS and 6.3m for 3DS.

[source andriasang.com]