Pokemon: It prints money!

What is it with you people and your Pokemons? With this new edition of Pokemon for the DS, you do realize you’re playing the exact same game as the old GBA version, right? But would that matter to anyone? No. They are still going to eat up this uber fad like crazy. Pokemons are unstoppable, selling more than one million copies in five days of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl in the U.S. The official word from Nintendo:

One of the video game industry’s most celebrated franchises is officially hotter than ever.  Within just five days of availability, more than 1 million copies of Pokemon(R) Diamond and Pokemon Pearl for the portable Nintendo DS(TM) have sold in the United States since Sunday’s launch; a faster rate than any previous Pokemon games since the franchise’s U.S. introduction, almost a decade ago.  To date, more than 155 million copies of Pokemon games have sold worldwide.

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl are poised to become two of the mtop-selling games of 2007 in the United States.  More than one half million people pre-ordered the games before launch. Additionally, thousands of people attended the kickoff launch event in New York, and demand for the games continues to be off the charts.  These latest versions of Pokemon games were introduced in Japan on Sept. 28, 2006, and have already been purchased by more than 5 million video gamers there.


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