Nintendo presents Pokemon: The Launch Experience

In my quiet little town, I moseyed over to grab a copy of Pokemon Black this morning and joined a line of Nintendo fans of all ages and backgrounds–kids, college students, parents, military–all in a great mood and all speculating about just how much cash Nintendo was raking in today.

The doors opened to a relatively well-behaved stampede as two young women at the registers kept things orderly and organized with smiles and professionalism.

I snapped this photo as I left. I guess this is Nintendo’s response to folks like me who wonder why they don’t take a chance and change up the Pokemon formula.

No matter what you think about Pokemon, doesn’t a sight like this just make you smile?