Pokémon Emerald debuts near top in UK
Pokémon Emerald reached the No. 5 spot on the overall video game charts in the United Kingdom one day after its continent-wide release, according to the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association.
The game, which was released in Europe on Oct. 21, reached No. 5 on the overall game chart, which tracks games for all platforms. It was No. 1 on the Game Boy Advance chart. The charts tracked sales over a one-week period, and were made available on Oct. 22. Pokémon Emerald's rankings represent only one day of sales.
The release came after what was deemed by many to be a lengthy wait for a game the rest of the world had already obtained. The game was released in Japan on Sept. 16, 2004, and in the United States on May 1.
The full charts for the week ending Oct. 22 are available on ELSPA's Web site: