Posted on March 09 2011 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
Pokémon Black and White set new first day sales records on March 6th by selling 1.08 million copies in the first 24 hours. This game is already on the right track to possibly become the best selling Pokemon couple of all time. The previous record was 780,000 units sold back during the release of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl in 2007. We have been keeping a daily log of Alex Plant’s playthrough of the game for those who are looking for a bit more inside information before deciding to buy the game. Lets face it though, with like 2 to 4 million units sold at this point, who here besides me doesn’t have Pokemon Black or White?
REDMOND, Wash.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Two new Pokémon™ video games went on sale on March 6 and promptly shattered all previous U.S. Pokémon sales records. The Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version games for the Nintendo DS™ family of systems became the fastest-selling Pokémon 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 Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version games in April 2007.
“Longtime Pokémon fans are attracted to the new Pokémon, new battle systems and a new region to explore, while newcomers enjoy the ability to jump in and have fun right away,” said Charlie Scibetta, Nintendo of America’s senior director of Corporate Communications. “These sales numbers illustrate the continued strength of the Nintendo DS family of systems. Already established as the nation’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.”
Pokémon Black Version and Pokémon White Version feature more than 150 new Pokémon 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.
Source: PR Email