From the sounds of this press release, Nintendo’s unstoppable PokÃ©mon franchise shows no sign of slowing down. Man, Nintendo is so doomed. Maybe they should just make a sequel to Doom since they know the subject so well. Iwata can only dab his tears away with fistfuls of money as he watches the entire company go down in flames! Click through for the full press release.
New PokÃ©mon Video Games Shatter U.S. Sales Records
PokÃ©mon Black Version and PokÃ©mon White Version Combine to Sell More Than 1 Million in a Single Day
Two new PokÃ©monâ„¢ video games went on sale on March 6 and promptly shattered all previous U.S. PokÃ©mon sales records. The PokÃ©mon Black Version and PokÃ©mon White Version games for the Nintendo DSâ„¢ family of systems became the fastest-selling PokÃ©mon video games of all time, selling more than 1.08 million units after just one day of availability. That surpasses the previous one-day sales record of more than 780,000 set by the PokÃ©mon Diamond Version and PokÃ©mon Pearl Version games in April 2007.
â€œLongtime PokÃ©mon fans are attracted to the new PokÃ©mon, new battle systems and a new region to explore, while newcomers enjoy the ability to jump in and have fun right away,â€ said Charlie Scibetta, Nintendo of Americaâ€™s senior director of Corporate Communications. â€œThese sales numbers illustrate the continued strength of the Nintendo DS family of systems. Already established as the nationâ€™s best-selling video game platform of all time, the installed base of more than 47 million makes it the ideal hand-held for developers to reach a huge gaming-focused target audience.â€
PokÃ©mon Black Version and PokÃ©mon White Version feature more than 150 new PokÃ©mon for players to catch, train and battle. The never-before-seen Unova region gives players a whole new world to explore. For the first time in the series, in-game environments change with the four seasons. The games also introduce Triple Battles and Rotation Battles, which give players even more choices when battling.
For more information about PokÃ©mon Black Version and PokÃ©mon White Version, visit http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com.