Even at the grand old age of 22, I still love Pokemon. I just can't resist it's 'Gotta Catch 'Em All!' mantra and perfectly refined combat. And it only took ten days, but Pokemon Black and White has continued the franchise's all-conquering tradition and sold over ten million copies in Europe alone. It proves the series shows no signs of slowing despite its aging formula and the 3DS' imminent arrival.
In the UK alone, Black and White sold 150, 000 copies in just two days, the biggest launch Pokemon has enjoyed thus far on our shores. It topped the charts upon release last week - with both Black and White occupying first and second respectively - before dropping to second and fourth in the charts this week, following stiff competition from Bioware and Dragon Age 2.
The European sales are impressive, but nothing compared to Pokemon's dominance elsewhere in the world. In America, it crossed the one million mark in a single day. And in Japan - where it has been on sale since September - it's already shifted five million copies. It's looking likely that Nintendo's portable juggernaut will net ten million in no time. [Eurogamer]