Your Account
    Log into your account here:
       Forgot Password

    Not registered? Sign Up for free
    Registration allows you to keep track of all your content and comments, save bookmarks, and post in all our forums.
Follow the dark path or use the light
News & Articles Index
Search news for:

Pokemon Black & White Shatter Sales Records -- We Are Not Surprised

When the press release came off the wire service declaring that the two new Pokémon video games -- Black & White -- that went on sale on March 6 promptly shattered all previous U.S. Pokémon sales records the language of the release was structured such that clearly it expected we would be surprised. Well, no. Not so much really.

If you were standing in the lines outside of Nintendo World this past Saturday, you *know* what was going to happen the next day -- there was no room for doubt. Stores all over the continent were going to get slammed for a few hours, and then run out of games. Guess what? Stores got slammed for a few hours and then ran out of games.

Fortunately we have Nintendo's PR folks to tell us that 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.

That's nice for Nintendo -- and maybe Game Freak (who we like very much) -- but considering the fact that Nintendo's PR agency only sends review games to HUGE media outlets -- and when we ask they either say no-can-do-little-fella or worse, that they will LOAN us a game, well... Every time I pass on news from them like this I feel like a dirty little boy. That's all I am saying.

Posted: 8th Mar 2011 by CMBF
Pokemon Black, Nintendo DS,

▼ Comments Verdict:
Good read
Not for me


Comments for this Pokemon Black & White Shatter Sales Records -- We Are Not Surprised.

Add your comment here

No comments yet. Tell us what you think to be the first.

Game Talk
New Pokemon GO Gyms & Raid Battles Arrive Early!
New Pokemon GO Gyms & Raid Battles Arrive Early!
Pokemon GO Cheaters Slashed!
Pokemon GO Cheaters Slashed!
New Pokemon GO Gyms Coming In July
New Pokemon GO Gyms Coming In July
New Mainstream Pokemon Game Coming To Nintendo Switch
Pokemon GO Fire & Ice Event Begins
Top 15 Best Pokemon GO Gym Defenders 2017
10 Reasons Why Spoofing is Ruining Pokemon Go
New Pokemon Forms Revealed
Huge Pokemon News Coming Tomorrow???
Legends Confirmed For Pokemon GO Summer 2017
Click to close