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Pokemon B&W breaks records

Nintendo’s cult gaming IP Pokemon continues to endure in Japan with news that the latest release in the series has set a new sales record for the brand.

Andriasang reports that between them Pokemon White and Pokemon Black sold a massive 2,637,285 copies in their first week of release in Japan.

It’s the strongest week one performance in series’ history, and far in excess of the 1,586,360 copies shifted by Diamond & Pearl in 2006.

As is always the case, the latest titles boast a host of brand new Pokemon for players to collect. New features include a greater array of online options, such as the Pokemon Global Link – though teething troubles with that service have seen it taken down for the time being.

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