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Here’s How Much Each Pokémon RPG Sold On Nintendo DS


    Nintendo released their annual report today, and included in it were sales numbers for the mainline Pokémon RPGs on Nintendo DS, as of March 2011. We thought our readers might be interested to see these.


    The “year” column refers to each game’s American release date. Sales, however, are worldwide:



    TitleYear (U.S.)Sales to date (global)
    Pokémon Diamond/Pearl200717.57 million
    Pokémon Platinum20097.43 million
    Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver201011.90 million
    Pokémon Black/White201111.51 million


    In a recent issue of Famitsu magazine, The Pokémon Company president, Tsunekazu Ishihara, stated that there are more Pokémon “surprises” planned for the second half of this year, for both Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS. He also talked about his outlook on how to develop 3DS games, emphasizing the importance of online functions.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.