Apparently it’s true. Within the first four days of its release, PokÃ©mon Diamond & Pearl sold over a million copies in the US, making it the fastest selling PokÃ©mon game to date. More than half a million people pre-ordered a copy, which must be some kind of record.
On the surface it doesn’t look like much has changed since the original ten years ago (and that’s the reason I haven’t even bothered playing my copy yet), but now you can battle other players and trade PokÃ©mon online. Which sounds quite spiffing, though with Nintendo’s closed-off friend code based network most people above school age will be left playing by themselves, too ashamed to ask other people if they’re ‘PokÃ©mon Masters!’
Neatly you’ll be able to hook up your DS PokÃ©mon to PokÃ©mon Battle Revolution on the Wii, and make them fight it out in glorious hyperdimensional-technicolour. That sounds really nice. PokÃ©mon Diamond & Pearl should be out in the UK in two months time, and the Wii version whenever Nintendo feel like it.