Two new PokÃƒÂ©mon video games went on sale on March 6 and promptly shattered all previous U.S. PokÃƒÂ©mon sales records. PokÃƒÂ©mon Black and PokÃƒÂ©mon White games for the Nintendo DS family of systems became the fastest-selling PokÃƒÂ©mon 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 PokÃƒÂ©mon Diamond Version and PokÃƒÂ©mon Pearl Version games in April 2007.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Longtime PokÃƒÂ©mon fans are attracted to the new PokÃƒÂ©mon, new battle systems and a new region to explore, while newcomers enjoy the ability to jump in and have fun right away,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Charlie Scibetta, Nintendo of AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s senior director of Corporate Communications. Ã¢â‚¬Å“These sales numbers illustrate the continued strength of the Nintendo DS family of systems. Already established as the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.Ã¢â‚¬Â
PokÃƒÂ©mon Black and PokÃƒÂ©mon White feature more than 150 new PokÃƒÂ©mon 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