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Old 10-04-2006, 02:19 AM
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Default Pokemon Diamond/Pearl: Record Sales!

Pokemon Diamond/Pearl: Record Sales!
-10/03/06-


Pokemon Diamond/Pearl sold 1,586,360 units in the first week of sales (September 28th - October 1st), making it the fastest selling DS game ever in Japan. This shatters the record originally set by New Super Mario Bros, which sold 865,024 units in that game's first week. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl also broke the record for the fastest selling Pokemon game in Japan. The record was previously held by Pokemon Gold/Silver, which sold 1,425,768 units in their first week back in 1999.

*Figures from Famitsu: http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/200...61194,0,0.html

Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl are scheduled to be released in the US in Spring 2007.

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Old 10-04-2006, 02:57 AM
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Wow that's awesome! G/S was the only time I bought both games the day they came out, only because I was sucked into Pokemon back then. (I still am, but not as much as I was back then... back then I had the cards, games, even the plushies!). Anyways D/P look cool, but I doubt I'll buy both when they come out... (Nothing can ever beat G/S :().
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yes but isn't there a romour about if sooooo many sold in japan they might start selling them in te usa thi november. still rekon it is real because i do - i just want it QUICKER !!!
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Default Re: Pokemon Diamond/Pearl: Record Sales!

Don't get your hopes up. D/P stills needs to be translated and then localized, or else you'll either be reading the game's text in Japanese or be reading the text in English but totally not get what it means.

Be patient; in about 5 to 7 months, you'll have D/P in your hands and it'll make perfect sense (plus they might throw it an extra something).
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yes but isn't there a romour about if sooooo many sold in japan they might start selling them in te usa thi november. still rekon it is real because i do - i just want it QUICKER !!!
Yeah, there is a rumor about D/P might come out around November 14 (the date "set" by other sites) but I doubt it. For one, translating and distributing the game across the US by the next month, and two, advertising. I haven't seen any commercials on it, but I guess it's a little early. If it does come out any earlier than Spring 2007, my bet will be Christmas. -.- (I hate Christmas... Bah Humbug) But the sales in Japan was surprising, but it is the first Pokemon game for the DS. The only reason - I think - Gold and Silver did so good was the fact that new Pokemon (other than the original 150-151) was in the game. :) (Remember Pikablu aka Marril??) Later!
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Default Re: Pokemon Diamond/Pearl: Record Sales!

In my opinion, this bodes VERY well for Pokemon. Let's hope this popularity carries over in the states. If it does so, it'll prove that Pokemon Fever is still catching to people. :)
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Awww man I loved gold and Silver! Well can't disagree with facts but I am quite suprised at how many units where sold! I doubt it will set any record here in America though.
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Default Re: Pokemon Diamond/Pearl: Record Sales!

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Don't get your hopes up. D/P stills needs to be translated and then localized, or else you'll either be reading the game's text in Japanese or be reading the text in English but totally not get what it means.

Be patient; in about 5 to 7 months, you'll have D/P in your hands and it'll make perfect sense (plus they might throw it an extra something).
Translating doesn't have to take years. The Pokemon games have basic Japanese in them, which can be read by just about anyone who has taken at least a year or two of Japanese ... I was able to read and translate most of the screenshots with characters on them, and I was never a fan of studying.
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whoa i never realized how many G/S copies were sold
there right behind D/P......and where did guys hear about the "possible" new release date?
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Pokemon Diamond/Pearl: Record Sales!
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Pokemon Diamond/Pearl sold 1,586,360 units in the first week of sales (September 28th - October 1st), making it the fastest selling DS game ever in Japan. This shatters the record originally set by New Super Mario Bros, which sold 865,024 units in that game's first week. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl also broke the record for the fastest selling Pokemon game in Japan. The record was previously held by Pokemon Gold/Silver, which sold 1,425,768 units in their first week back in 1999.
Do you happen to have the units stats for Ruby/Sapphire? I thought they beat out G/S in units sold.

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i guess it will take a while but i will have to wait
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whoa i never realized how many G/S copies were sold
there right behind D/P......and where did guys hear about the "possible" new release date?
I saw it as a news update at www.pokezam.com but it was only a rumor update... and you know how rumors are... -.-;
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Translating doesn't have to take years. The Pokemon games have basic Japanese in them, which can be read by just about anyone who has taken at least a year or two of Japanese ... I was able to read and translate most of the screenshots with characters on them, and I was never a fan of studying.
To quote myself from http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/even...hedecade4.html :

"I asked Seth, the Product Localization Coordinator for Nintendo of America, how long it usually takes to translate a Pokemon game. He said about six weeks. But in total, it takes about four months to complete the finished product."

Obviously he couldn't reveal too much about Diamond/Pearl at the time I met him, but he did say that they were working on Diamond/Pearl at the time (this was back in August). Four months later would be December. But even when the game is complete, it doesn't mean it will be released immediately. It takes time to get the product out to stores and stuff like that. The Wii is complete today as we speak, it doesn't mean it's in stores right now.

Oh by the way, the "rumor" release date is obviously not true. In fact, Gamespot has corrected their article to be more clear: "Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl launched today, and again Tokyo saw fans lining up in scenes reminiscent of the Final Fantasy III DS launch last month. (Final Fantasy III will hit the US in mid-November.)" It's Final Fantasy III that will hit the US in mid-November. For those that missed it, they said "The games will hit the US in mid-November," it's now corrected to be more clear and say Final Fantasy III.

I was given a list of release dates from Nintendo, as I list here: http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/foru...ad.php?t=21025 . The Spring 2007 release date is listed for Diamond/Pearl. I got this list back in August, dates might change, but this is the most official thing I got, and that's what I'll go with until I find out otherwise.
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Default Re: Pokemon Diamond/Pearl: Record Sales!

Damn.........so many copies sold in just its first week of being released. that's amasing in my eyes. I wonder if that many will sell here when it comes out. The anticipation level of D/P sure makes you ponder on that.

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To quote myself from http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/even...hedecade4.html :

"I asked Seth, the Product Localization Coordinator for Nintendo of America, how long it usually takes to translate a Pokemon game. He said about six weeks. But in total, it takes about four months to complete the finished product."

Obviously he couldn't reveal too much about Diamond/Pearl at the time I met him, but he did say that they were working on Diamond/Pearl at the time (this was back in August). Four months later would be December. But even when the game is complete, it doesn't mean it will be released immediately. It takes time to get the product out to stores and stuff like that. The Wii is complete today as we speak, it doesn't mean it's in stores right now.
Well, I know that actually releasing the game takes months, but I'd just thought I'd say that it's not the translating that takes the longest to do.

If the proposed time of it being complete would be the end of winter, then why are they waiting until Spring to release it? That's not fair.

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