Fifth Generation Are Pokémon slaves to humans? Team Plasma thinks so. Travel the Unova region and prove them wrong in Black & White, and then return two years later in Black 2 & White 2.

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    I read at VGChartz a list of the best selling video games of 2010.
    This is a list of the 10 best selling games of Nintendo-systems:

    1. Wii Sports Resort - 10 million
    2. New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 10 million
    3. Wii Fit Plus - 7,9 million
    4. Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver - 6,2 million
    5. Super Mario Galaxy 2 - 5,5 million
    6. Pokémon Black & White - 4,8 million
    7. Mario Kart Wii - 4,3 million
    8. Wii Party - 3,8 million
    9. Just Dance 2 - 3,4 million
    10. Mario Kart DS - 3,3 million

    Look at number 5 and 6.
    Pokémon Black and White is only available in Japan and has sold just 0,7 million copies less than Super Mario Galaxy 2, which is available worldwide.
    Does this mean Black and White are going to be the best selling games of 2011?
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      I highly doubt it, considering that almost everyone is obssessed with the PS3 and XBox.
      The game that'll be on their minds would be CoD and Modern Warfare.
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        Among the entire market, probably not, but in the Nintendo market, quite possibly. Hard to say, though. I mean, Skyward Sword is going to be coming out next year, too. We'll see.
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        I think it could, but only in the Nintendo market, as PS3 and Xbox easily beat out nintendo in terms of popularity and sales. I would like it if Black and White were to be one of the top selling games, but I just don't see it happening with rivals like Sony and Microsoft. I'm sure that a PS3/Xbox game will get released next year, and everyone will buy it, once again beating Nintendo. 3
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        If it's already sold 4.8M copies in Japan and has only been out for a couple of months and is coming to US & UK in March then it's possible, it may surprise you.
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        Old December 29th, 2010 (7:28 AM).
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        Through Nintendo charts it could possibly get to number 2, but since Skyward sword is coming out it'll have big competition.

        And the Wii has beaten the Ps3 and Xbox before in terms of sale prices. :|
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          Maybe. Keep in mind that HGSS were about to be best-selling games in March (damn Kratos got 'em !), but not of the year. However, as I see that only in Japan they sold only with 2 million less than HGSS, I think they will rank pretty high...

          9 million copies (which is a lot), anyone ? 5 millions (almost) are already in Japan, so I suppose about 4 million copies in the rest of the world...
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            Plus, there's always Arkham City, KH: Re:Coded and, of course, Elder Scrolls 5 ... I'm not expecting B/W to become the top seller
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            I see black and white being the top sellers on the nitendo market but not the top seller of 2011.We don't even know they might be planning another pokemon game to come out in 2011 which would top black and white most likely.
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              I could see it being top selling DS games. I thinking Paper Mario 3DS may get more sales, since it is one of the most popular if not the most popular Nintendo series of all time.
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                Seeing the list, pokemon rises one spot or stays the same, but since the diamond and pearl wasn't that popular, and HeartGold and SoulSilver came in fourth place, maybe B/W will be third at most...but with Paper Mario and other game consoles to compete with, no luck and I doubt it. May be for a month, but for the year? Maybe on the 10's list.
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                I'm not expecting B/W to make it to the number one spot, but I'm hoping that it would at least make it to the top 5.
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                Old December 29th, 2010 (4:47 PM). Edited December 29th, 2010 by dithyrambos.
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                  This is the list from Siliconera:

                  Rank Title 2010 Sales (Total Sales) Sys. Publisher
                  01.Pokémon Black / White 4,494,106 (4,494,106) DS Nintendo
                  02.New Super Mario Bros. Wii 4,043,637 (4,043,637) Wii Nintendo
                  03.Final Fantasy XIII 1,903,186 (1,903,186) PS3 Square Enix
                  04.Tomodachi Collection 1,708,575 (3,456,091) DS Nintendo
                  05.Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation 1,339,352 (1,339,352) DS Square Enix
                  06.Wii Party1,232,562 (1,232,562) Wii Nintendo
                  07.Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 21,222,496 (1,222,496) DS Square Enix
                  08.Wii Fit Plus 1,132,500 (2,125,139) Wii Nintendo
                  09.Super Mario Galaxy 2 882,880 (882,880)Wii Nintendo
                  10.Inazuma Eleven 3: Challenge the World! Spark / Bomber 867,600 (867,600) DS Level 5
                  11.Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker 810,089 (810,089) PSP Konami
                  12.Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep 737,384 (767,348) PSP Square Enix
                  13.Pokémon HeartGold / SoulSilver 718,148 (3,808,535) DS Nintendo
                  14.The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks 668,725 (668,725) DS Nintendo
                  15.God Eater 634,244 (634,244) PSP Namco Bandai
                  16.Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition 613,415 (613,415) Wii Nintendo
                  17.Wii Sports Resort 593,212 (1,989,124) Wii Nintendo
                  18.Phantasy Star Portable 2 589,837 (589,837) PSP Konami
                  19.Yakuza 4 574,951 (574,951) PS3 Sega
                  20.Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 548,032 (548,032) PS3 Tecmo Koei
                  21.Mario Kart Wii527,257 (2,987,118) Wii Nintendo
                  22.Inazuma Eleven 2: The Threat of the Invaders Fire/Blizzard 510,208 (1,173,723)DS Level 5
                  23.Pokémon Ranger: Guardian of Light 487,619 (487,619) DS Nintendo
                  24.Monster Hunter Diary 483,736 (483,736) PSP Capcom
                  25.Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP the Best) 480,319 (480,319) PSP Capcom
                  26.New Super Mario Bros. 435,424 (6,023,845) DS Nintendo
                  27.Gran Turismo 5 430,707 (430,707) PS3 Sony
                  28.Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam Next Plus 407,177 (407,177) PSP Namco Bandai
                  29.God Eater Burst 388,065 (388,065) PSP Namco Bandai
                  30.Sengoku Basara 3 385,302 (385,302) PS3 Capcom

                  It's for Japan only, though. Oh well. It's nice to see Pokemon where it belongs. :)
                  Source: http://www.4gamer.net/games/000/G000000/20101224052/


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                    I want B/W to take the number one spot, but unfortunately that majority of gamers don't have very good taste. You can expect Modern Crapfest 3 to outsell Pokemon. :'(
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                    pokemon not as big in america as it is in japan. I dont predict it to hit #1
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                      If your comparing it to with XBox 360 and PS3 games, it might be up there in the Top 10 (in fact I think it will). As far as I think, Black and White will reach #1 or #2 on a Nintendo basis, but because of so many haters within the Generation shift they've lost many fans. But still, I expect it to be ranked up there.
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                        I have no doubt that Pokemon will be the best selling game of the year! <333
                        And if not, it WILL be up there! ;D
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                        I'm pretty sure Black and White can at least beat HG and SS. And I want it to be #1, but its hard to beat other game systems like Ps3 and Xbox.
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                        Pokémon is a looot bigger in Japan than it is here. There's no doubt it will still sell well, but I wouldn't get my hopes up for it being the biggest title on the market in 2011. There's a lot more for it to compete with in the North American market and it'll definitely be pushed aside for some of the Western blockbusters.

                        Even out of Nintendo systems only, there's big titles on the horizon like Zelda (is that actually coming out next year?) and the launch of the 3DS so I'd still be wary.
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                          well Pokemon is made in Japan they love Pokemon it is not that big any where else.
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                            I could see Black and White maybe in the top 5, but not in the entire market. Although I was quite suprised and happy that Heartgold and Soulsilver were in the top rankings. So I guess it should be the same for Black and White. I bet pokemon gained a lot of fans back after they released HGSS.
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                              Black and White will get pretty high up there, but I can't say for sure. Basically all the other 2011 games I kind of know don't really have a chance, and I haven't heard of a lot of the potential competing games that you've mentioned.
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