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    Pokemon Diamond/Pearl second week: 466,273

    Media Create numbers. For comparison:

    Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire second week: 471,538
    Pokemon Gold/Silver second week: 438,280

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    Do we have comparison figures for the first week of release of each of those generations?
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    First week sales from Bulbanews (which got it from Famitsu):

    G/S: 1,425,768
    R/S: 1,245,003
    D/P: 1,575,266

    So combined sales figures after two weeks:

    G/S: 1,864,048
    R/S: 1,716,541
    D/P: 2,041,539

    And people say Pokémon is dying...
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    If the DS was thought of as a gamble by Nintendo, it's obviously paying off incredibly well.

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    I could have told you that months ago.

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    As one who was not looking for proof that Pokémon is far from dying, or that the Nintendo DS is a gamble turned success, these figures mean very little in my eyes.

    I would say that for Diamond and Pearl to exceed Red and Green, a great change will need to have occurred by the time of their stateside release. The question is whether such an achievement is really in Nintendo's interest.

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    To exceed Red and Green would be impossible. Pokemon is no longer a fad and is not capable of generating those kinds of numbers; in fact, only Tetris and the original Super Mario Bros have. Even exceeding Gold and Silver would be an incredible feat.

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    Looking at the Japanese charts, Diamond is still outselling Pearl but has been knocked off the top spot:

    1 (NEW) Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! Neo (PS2) 263,897
    2 (1) Pokemon Diamond (DS) 254,080
    3 (2) Pokemon Pearl (DS) 212,193
    4 (NEW) Gundam Battle Royale (PSP) 64,986
    5 (5) New Super Mario Bros. (DS) 40,114

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    Ah, well, it's Dragon Ball.

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    The question with Dragon Ball will be if it can maintain that position.
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    You know it won't... Anime games tend to sell off to all their fans earily. It'll probably hang on for a bit in the top 20 though.

    Does anybody know info on the shipment status though? I know we can assume something was sent, but it seems to me that DS games are slower to make than GBA games due to the numbers of games that seem to be put out.

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