Pok̩mon destroy America Рsell 1 million copies in 5 days

Apparently, the Pokémon franchise isn’t fading out:

Within just five days of availability, more than 1 million copies of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl for the portable Nintendo DS have sold in the United States since Sunday’s launch.

That’s roughly 500,000 copies of two different games, but that’s just in America! The games have been out in Japan since September and they have sold over five million copies there. With Pokémon Battle Revolution tying these titles into the Wii, the Pokémon cash cow has plenty of milk left in her.

Will the increased popularity bring the franchise back into American popular culture? Will we see Pokémon movies back in theaters for the first time in four years?