Pokemon X and Pokemon Y have become the fastest-selling games on Nintendo 3DS with "nearly" 12 million copies sold worldwide since their October 2013 launch, the Pokemon Company has announced.

Nintendo said back in January that sales had reached 11.6 million, suggesting around 400,000 additional copies have been sold since then.

The 3DS titles remain some way behind the sales performance of DS games Diamond/Pearl with over 17 million, and Black/White with over 15 million.

To date more than 245 million Pokemon games have been sold worldwide.

Source: Press release