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 Pokemon Black & White  Becomes Fastest DS Title To Break Five Million Units
Pokemon Black & White Becomes Fastest DS Title To Break Five Million Units
January 12, 2011 | By Simon Parkin

January 12, 2011 | By Simon Parkin
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Pokemon Black & White, Japan's best-selling video game of 2010, has become the fastest title on Nintendo DS to sell more than five million units in the country.

According to Famitsu.com (translated by Andriasang), official sales data from Enterbrain and Media Create show sales of the twin games reached 5,036,724 units as of January 9.

Nintendo's hugely popular monster breeding and battling game is the fifth Nintendo DS title to sell in excess of 5 million copies in the region, alongside games such as New Super Mario Bros. and Nintendogs, but has done so faster than any other game to date.

Pokemon Black & White, released on September 18, 2010, was the best-selling game of the year in Japan, selling 4,914,813 copies by the close of the year.

Capcom's PSP title Monster Hunter Portable 3rd followed in the end of year chart, with 3,480,989 copies sold.


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Andre Murphy
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"DAMN!" Actually there's no surprise there. Pokemon has always been a Japanese favorite ever since the very beginning. Probably won't see the 5 million mark that fast in America. But it will be one of the "big time selling games" when it does debut over here.

Cody Scott
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its been a pretty big American favorite among children and people who grew up with the show too.


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