Pokemon reboots sell 50k down under

Pokemon SoulSilver and Pokemon HeartGold hit the right notes with Aussie gamers.

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Hollywood has been rebooting old franchises for a long time now (with mixed opinions from punters), so why shouldn’t the video game industry follow suit and cash in on the trend? Nintendo's latest efforts at reviving old games, Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver, remake the Pokemon Gold and Silver titles launched on the Game Boy Colour in the year 2000 and have proven a blockbuster hit for the House of Mario. Nintendo today announced that between them, Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver had sold in excess of 50,000 copies around Australia in only their first week of sale.

The biggest addition to the series reboot is the inclusion of the Pokewalker, a hardware accessory bundled with the game software that acts as both a standard step-counting pedometer and way to earn game credits while exercising. The device stores Pokemon watts and allows you to trade pocket monsters with friends and find hidden items by completing virtual walks. Other new additions include dual-screen functionality, new Pokemon to find, battle, and train, and updated game visuals. For more details on Pokemon HeartGold and Pokemon SoulSilver be sure to check out the gamespace and keep an eye out for our upcoming review.

Discussion

19 comments
sonic0491
sonic0491

Yeah. I started playing it on my DS fat just so I could start using the Pokewalker, while I wait for the XL. So far I agree with LordMursarus, its all the great things combined into one. The Pokewalker extends your game into the real world. I take mine to work and rack up watts and levelling my Pokemon. Its great! Cant wait to see Silver on my XL screens. This Thursday... CANT WAIT!

LordMursarus
LordMursarus

@sonic0491 I am in the same boat. I cat wait to see pokmeon heart gold on my dsi xl.

LordMursarus
LordMursarus

Heart Gold and Soul Silver have taken the best bits from all the games, from blue and red to platnuim and combined them into an awesome game! Finaly a GOOD remake.

DKfan08
DKfan08

NEED THIS GAME!!!!!!!!

Ironfungus
Ironfungus

And it's no wonder. It's the best Pokemon game to date! :D

sonic0491
sonic0491

Well thats great Gamespot how about you get on with the review now hmmm? Only about 2 and a half weeks late. By the way I bought it, havent played it yet because Im waiting for the XL.

jasopan
jasopan

Where's the damn review? Jeez

rocka_
rocka_

'The device (...) allows you to trade pocket monsters with friends...' No it doesn't! You cannot trade pocket monsters (aka Pokemon) with friends! You can only give gifts! Or am I missing something??? Did you guys at GameSpot even played the game? =S

ausgamer529
ausgamer529

they better give this game a 10 or at least a 9.5

x-wing20
x-wing20

Glad i'm not the only one who wants to see a review.

blaziking
blaziking

maybe the guy who was suppose to reveiw it hasnt because he cant put it because its so awsome

charizard1605
charizard1605

It'd be good if GS actually, you know, REVIEWED the game.Especially considering they're probably the best titles to have been released this year so far.

ClintKeys
ClintKeys

These games need to be reviewed.

foomf11
foomf11

I bought it during the duration, i love it but it want to see a review!

trenno2529
trenno2529

it'd be nice to see a review here.

BlazikenTails64
BlazikenTails64

Most of those sales must have come from my town. :P All my friends bought it straight away except me. I'm getting it soon though.