October 3rd, 2006, 23:40 Posted By: wraggster
The DS has a new fastest selling game, and not surprisingly, it begins with a Poke. Pokemon Diamond & Pearl sold 1,586,360 units in its first four days of sales over in Japan, sales tracker Enterbrain reported today. This demolishes the previous record holder, New Super Mario Bros., which managed 865,024 units in its first week.
In case there was any concern about Pokemon's popularity being on the wane, here's another stat for you. Enterbrain's sales figures make Diamond & Pearl the fastest selling Pokemon title ever, topping Gold & Silver, which sold 1,425,768 units in its first week in 1999.
A separate sales tracking service, Media Create, has provided stats on the individual versions of the game. Diamond was apparently the more popular of the two, with 813,237 units sold, compared to Pearl's 762,029 units. The total doesn't match the Enterbrain figure, but this is usual for the different sales tracking data.
Diamond & Pearl will hit American in 2007, and is expected to see similar success at retail.
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