Pokemon Gold & Silver Remakes Tear Up Charts

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Pokemon Gold & Silver Remakes Tear Up Charts

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Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver tore up the charts on their opening weekend, racking up a combined 1.5 million sales in just two days.

It's always nice to know that in this wild and crazy world we live in, there are still some universal constants that will never change: The sun will always come up in the morning, giant robots will always be awesome, and handheld Pokemon games will always sell like proverbial hotcakes. HeartGold and SoulSilver, the remakes of the original second-generation Pokemon games (er, Gold and Silver) generated just shy of 1.5 million copies their opening weekend in Japan - to be precise, that's 1,480,980 copies sold, reports Famitsu.

Gold and Silver are arguably the most beloved games in the franchise, having introduced concepts to the series like Pokemon with genders, breeding, day/night cycles, and actually having a game after beating the Elite Four (and Champion). In fact, after conquering the Johto Pokemon League, the player could go back and explore the entire Kanto continent - the setting of Red and Blue with eight more gyms to conquer. That's pretty huge right there.

I'd go so far as to say that the only people who don't like Gold and Silver are either crusty old fogies who swear that there were only ever 151 Pokemon and as such are missing out on awesome 'mons like Houndoom, Blaziken, and Empoleon, or Communists. No exceptions.

Let's put this in a bit of perspective: While not quite as impressive as, say, the 2.8 million copies of Wrath of the Lich King sold in a single day, that was a worldwide launch, and there are billions of people in the world - while there are only 100 million people in Japan. Or, to look at it another way, for every person who bought the PS3 Slim in Japan last week, ten bought SoulSilver or HeartGold in just two days.

I guess there's no resisting the siren call of catching 'em all.

(Via VG247)

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Not surprised. Those were the best in the series. They were actually worthy of a remake.

Johto was awesome Best in the series in my opinion so im happy its selling this well.

And I shall get my copy as soon as I can. No matter what. Pokemon will never leave me.

Really chickorita? Why no tododile!

OT: It was the height of pokemon games it was before there were way too many pokemon, and the gameplay was still fresh and fun, personally I'll prolly end up buying too >.<

Eh, as much as I loved those games I'm saddened that remakes of them are made, even sadder seeing how much they've sold. I mean it's just showing the Poke' franchise has truly run out of ideas.

I can't wait for this game since I lost my pokemon gold, I doubt I will be getting a level 100 mewtwo and charizard though, also will there be cloning?

NoMoreSanity:
Eh, as much as I loved those games I'm saddened that remakes of them are made, even sadder seeing how much they've sold. I mean it's just showing the Poke' franchise has truly run out of ideas.

What? Dude. They are remaking Silver and Gold. ON THE DS!

That's like saying that "Aww man, they're making Diablo 3... come on, you've ran out of ideas".

This is one game (okay, two/three games) worthy of remaking.

Bet it will sell well in here in the U.S. when it comes. I know I'll buy the gold version. That was my favorite of the entire series, and yes I prefer Ho-oh over Lugia.

I haven't played either of those two games. I was too hooked up on Blue... That and my father said "You already have one pokemon game".

Off note* Does the title HeartGold makes you think of this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQCYfEthztI&feature=related

Abedeus:

What? Dude. They are remaking Silver and Gold. ON THE DS!

That's like saying that "Aww man, they're making Diablo 3... come on, you've ran out of ideas".

This is one game (okay, two/three games) worthy of remaking.

No, those two are nothing alike really. And I don't care for Diablo.

I mean the Pokemon Games are just dead to me at this point. And I'm sad that it isn't being taken out back like Ol' Yeller yet.

Trendkill6:
Really chickorita? Why no tododile!

Pffft. Cyndaquil all the way.

But yeah, I'll be getting this as soon as it comes stateside.

Man I wish I had a DS so i can play this game.

Oh well, at least I have Stadium 2.

CantFaketheFunk:
or Communists. No exceptions.

That is a low hit man. Very low.

OT: I'm glad. These are my dirst and favorite pokemon games. I can't wait to get hold of them here.

If only I still had a DS...

OMG OMG WHEN DOES THIS COME OUT IN NORTH AMERICA?!?!! I MUST CATCH THEM *catchs breath* ALL AGAIN!!!

archvile93:
Bet it will sell well in here in the U.S. when it comes. I know I'll buy the gold version. That was my favorite of the entire series, and yes I prefer Ho-oh over Lugia.

I answer with this quote. WORD FOR WORD!!!

CantFaketheFunk:
awesome 'mons like Houndoom

That and Espeon. Psychic Eevee? Hell yes.
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I'm going to have to get one of these when it comes to the US. Even though I still haven't finished Diamond >.>;;

Can't wait to get my hands on these, my favourite game(s) EVER!

scotth266:

Trendkill6:
Really chickorita? Why no tododile!

Pffft. Cyndaquil all the way.

So many times this. Fire Starter owns everything. I had Pokémon Crystal rather than Gold/Silver, but it did kick a lot of ass. Suicune (the legendary adorning the Crystal cartridge was at least 7 kinds of awesome.

Will be waiting for this to get released in the EU with baited breath. I loves me some pokémon action.

Pfft, my Bulbasaur would annihilate Chikorita any day (though I had both, Meganium was strong). And Johto was pretty awesome, but I still prefer Kanto.

And did I hear Ho-Oh over Lugia here somewhere? Lay off the crack. Whoever told you this was a place where opinions vary, they lied. Everyone here prefers Lugia. Everyone.

Ah yes I truly loved those games, its a damned shame they are going to remake them and probably make a collosal cock-up of them.

ChromeAlchemist:
Pfft, my Bulbasaur would annihilate Chikorita any day (though I had both, Meganium was strong). And Johto was pretty awesome, but I still prefer Kanto.

And did I hear Ho-Oh over Lugia here somewhere? Lay off the crack. Whoever told you this was a place where opinions vary, they lied. Everyone here prefers Lugia. Everyone.

I was just a little kid when I had gold and thought ho-oh was just another pokemon and I then bumped it out of my team, I wonder what playing the remakes will be like when playing it with a brain. Although my tactics are still fill them all up wit fighting moves and bombard them over and over and over again.

Sounds very, very good. Sliver was the best, followed by Gold. Such a shame they took a perfect idea and drop kicked it into the sun.

Why didn't I know that this game was coming out? Oh no, I'm tied between this and Scribblenauts...

Spudgun Man:
Ah yes I truly loved those games, its a damned shame they are going to remake them and probably make a collosal cock-up of them.

All ninty need to do, is just remake the game, and add the new pokemon/locations. Don't change any of the original game, just add the new additions. Surely they can't screw up when such a brill money making scheme presents itself?

Amnestic:

scotth266:

Trendkill6:
Really chickorita? Why no tododile!

Pffft. Cyndaquil all the way.

So many times this. Fire Starter owns everything. I had Pokémon Crystal rather than Gold/Silver, but it did kick a lot of ass. Suicune (the legendary adorning the Crystal cartridge was at least 7 kinds of awesome.

Will be waiting for this to get released in the EU with baited breath. I loves me some pokémon action.

Remember in Kanto when your friends laughed at you for picking a fire starter when the first 2 gym leaders were Rock and Water?

Though I preferred Bulbasaur as a starter, I would say Squirtle ended up being the best (ice and water, and I think Charizard was a cheating bastard for being able to fly). But in Johto...woe betide anyone who faced off against my Meganium thinking he didn't know earthquake.

Faeanor:

CantFaketheFunk:
awesome 'mons like Houndoom

That and Espeon. Psychic Eevee? Hell yes.

I'm going to have to get one of these when it comes to the US. Even though I still haven't finished Diamond >.>;;

And shuckle was a damned wall. I remember giving him some TLC, I loved using him.

I should point out though, that I'm not getting this. My friend challenged me years ago to a match and he still wants it to happen and has his teams ready.

1.5% of the god damned population bought it. Holy crap. I hope they are offering preorders at EB Games.

ChromeAlchemist:

Amnestic:

scotth266:

Pffft. Cyndaquil all the way.

So many times this. Fire Starter owns everything. I had Pokémon Crystal rather than Gold/Silver, but it did kick a lot of ass. Suicune (the legendary adorning the Crystal cartridge was at least 7 kinds of awesome.

Will be waiting for this to get released in the EU with baited breath. I loves me some pokémon action.

Remember in Kanto when your friends laughed at you for picking a fire starter when the first 2 gym leaders were Rock and Water?

Though I preferred Bulbasaur as a starter, I would say Squirtle ended up being the best (ice and water, and I think Charizard was a cheating bastard for being able to fly). But in Johto...woe betide anyone who faced off against my Meganium thinking he didn't know earthquake.

Meh, my first playthrough was one pokémon with the other five slots as cannon fodder for Revive/Max Heal or Max Revives on my main and HM slaves. Level 16 Charmeleon at Pewter City? Level 28~ at Cerulean (as memory serves, it's been a while).

I tore up those gym leaders. And then when we got to Celadon...who's laughing now bitches?

I was. Flamethrowers for all.

(p.s. Espeon is the best pokémon ever. No exceptions.)

Amnestic:

ChromeAlchemist:

Amnestic:

So many times this. Fire Starter owns everything. I had Pokémon Crystal rather than Gold/Silver, but it did kick a lot of ass. Suicune (the legendary adorning the Crystal cartridge was at least 7 kinds of awesome.

Will be waiting for this to get released in the EU with baited breath. I loves me some pokémon action.

Remember in Kanto when your friends laughed at you for picking a fire starter when the first 2 gym leaders were Rock and Water?

Though I preferred Bulbasaur as a starter, I would say Squirtle ended up being the best (ice and water, and I think Charizard was a cheating bastard for being able to fly). But in Johto...woe betide anyone who faced off against my Meganium thinking he didn't know earthquake.

Meh, my first playthrough was one pokémon with the other five slots as cannon fodder for Revive/Max Heal or Max Revives on my main and HM slaves. Level 16 Charmeleon at Pewter City? Level 28~ at Cerulean (as memory serves, it's been a while).

I tore up those gym leaders. And then when we got to Celadon...who's laughing now bitches?

I was. Flamethrowers for all.

(p.s. Espeon is the best pokémon ever. No exceptions.)

What's that? I can't hear you over the objective howls from Arcanine, Raichu and Me- no, that won't count, you'd cut me down for that. Arcanine and Raichu still stand, though.

Hybridwolf:

Spudgun Man:
Ah yes I truly loved those games, its a damned shame they are going to remake them and probably make a collosal cock-up of them.

All ninty need to do, is just remake the game, and add the new pokemon/locations. Don't change any of the original game, just add the new additions. Surely they can't screw up when such a brill money making scheme presents itself?

Oh god lets hope, as long as they don't do something stupid like make all starting pokemon have non- agressive moves or somethinglike that all should be fine.

NoMoreSanity:
I mean it's just showing the Poke' franchise has truly run out of ideas.

No, it's just showing they like money.

I always liked Charmander the best. Rock or not, the first gym was nothing.

OT: Pokemon will not give up, and they do keep adding things.

Here's a really convuluted example:

A few months ago, the twelfth movie was shown in Japanese theatres. If you pre-ordered your tickets, you got a special Pichu. If you bring that Pichu into these new games, you get another special Pichu. Then, if you take the second special Pichu to Professor Elm, he apparently tells you it's even more special, so it can't be traded. He bans it from being traded because it's special.

The reason the second one is so special? It's from the future, and trading it around will probably blow up the world or something.

Oh, and if you bring in the pokemon you got for actually seeing the movie, you get to watch it create a new god of your choosing.

ChromeAlchemist:
Everyone here prefers Lugia. Everyone.

EVERYONE.
Lugia Pictures, Images and Photos
Fist-wings for God's sake!

ChromeAlchemist:
*snip*

What's that? I can't hear you over the objective howls from Arcanine, Raichu and Me- no, that won't count, you'd cut me down for that. Arcanine and Raichu still stand, though.

Okay, Arcanine I can get behind. But Raichu? It's a fat brown mouse plugged into a mains supply. There's plenty of superior electric pokémon out there. I'd name Jolteon, but I've been known to field a team entirely made up of Eevee evolutions so I'm pretty biased in that direction... What about Electabuzz though?

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