HeartGold, SoulSilver sell 1.4 million over weekend

New games surpass Platinum's 1 million copies in three days
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  • Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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More than 1.4 million copies of Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the latest Pokémon games for the Nintendo DS, were sold on Saturday and Sunday alone, according to Famitsu. This surpasses Pokémon Platinum's sales of 1 million copies in its three days on the market.

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On Saturday — the game's release date — and Sunday, Japanese retailers sold a total of 1,408,980 copies of HeartGold and SoulSilver. Platinum took three weeks to sell 1.47 million copies.

The North American and European versions of the games are set to be released next year. They are remakes of the Generation II games Pokémon Gold and Silver, originally released in Japan in 1999, and include elements from those games' third version, Pokémon Crystal. Gold and Silver sold a total of 23 million copies worldwide, according to Kotaku.


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