Whilst the world eagerly awaits the arrival of Pokémon X & Y in just over a week’s time, retailers in Canada and Italy have reportedly broken the street date of the Nintendo 3DS exclusives according to NeoGAF.
There are two purchasers in the wild steadily documenting their playthrough by sharing snaps of their progression – although not wishing to promote the leaks we understandably won’t be pointing you in the right direction. Having provided no comment as to how they were able to source a retail copy so early, it’s run the risk of ruining a rather energetic volley of news up until launch.
Such a situation will not only be distressing to Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, who have been rigid in their attempts to thwart leaks, but also to Junichi Masuda and the team at Game Freak that have worked so hard toward seeing that they were able to deliver a worldwide release date for fans around the globe.
We’d recommend holding out to experience the games yourself, with Pokémon X & Y releasing globally next week on October 12th.