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To retail: Pokémon still going strong in the video game aisle

Two new innovative Pokémon games for Nintendo's DS handheld will hit the market on April 22.
March 16, 2007

Two new innovative Pokémon games for Nintendo’s DS handheld will hit the market on April 22.

Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version (US$34.99 each) both feature wireless capability that lets players log onto the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection and wireless gaming service and compete with players around the globe. They can also use voiceover internet protocol (VoIP) to talk to their opponents during battle, and both versions of the game offer touch-screen character control apps.

The games add 100 new Pokémon characters to an existing cast of 380, and to date, more than 155 million Pokémon video games have been sold worldwide.

About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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