Is Pokemon really that unpopular in certain areas? I live in a city that was built around a technology university, and most of the college kids around here love Pokemon. We have an official Pokemon league that meets just outside of the campus, and some of the members are even over 30 years old... even they don't hide their hobby.
I'll just go to the game store the day of release, ask for my pre-ordered copy with a smile, and play with all my friends right there. C: