Two new PokÃƒÂ©mon games, PokÃƒÂ©mon Black Version and PokÃƒÂ©mon White Version, for the Nintendo DS family of systems will be released in North America in spring 2011. Introducing a new storyline and the next generation of PokÃƒÂ©mon, the new releases will feature the Legendary PokÃƒÂ©mon Reshiram (PokÃƒÂ©mon Black Version) and Zekrom (PokÃƒÂ©mon White Version) on the game covers worldwide.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“PokÃƒÂ©mon is a true worldwide franchise with legions of fans in every corner of the globe,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We know these fans will be thrilled to discover this new generation of PokÃƒÂ©mon next year.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The launch of PokÃƒÂ©mon Black Version and PokÃƒÂ©mon White Version follows the incredible consumer response to PokÃƒÂ©mon HeartGold Version and PokÃƒÂ©mon SoulSilver Version, which have sold more than 8.4 million units combined worldwide to date. The PokÃƒÂ©mon video game series has sold more than 200 million units worldwide since it was first introduced 14 years ago.