It started with Red and Blue over ten years ago. Now with millions of games sold, a seemingly neverending supply of cards and cartoons, Pokémon will be releasing two new versions for the Nintendo DS family of consoles in Spring 2011.
As always, the games will feature new Pokémon for players to collect including certain ones specific to their respective cartridge. Pokémon Black players will have exclusive access to the legendary Reshiram while Pokémon White players will be able to get their hands on the Zekrom. Ever the marketing machine, this formula has proven successful for Nintendo as ways to encourage repeat purchases from the hardcore customerbase who wants to catch ’em all.
Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing was quoted that “Pokémon is a true worldwide franchise with legions of fans in every corner of the globe. We know these fans will be thrilled to discover this new generation of Pokémon next year.”
This announcement comes fast on the heels of the successful launch of Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver which combined have sold 8.4 million units to date. This combination added to previous Pokémon titles has boosted the franchise well past the 200 million mark in sales.