Japanese website Geimin.net has a list of the top thousand selling games during 2010, based on Media Create data. On the the list, there was one game that stands out. It’s an oddity of sorts.
There were 291 Nintendo DS games that made the top thousand, 288 PSP games, 176 PS3 games, 108 Wii games, seventy-six Xbox 360 games, sixty PS2 games and one Game Boy Advance game.
Yes, one Game Boy Advance game. And it wasn’t even number one thousand, but rather, number 779. With a bullet.
The game was Pokémon Emerald, which was originally released in September 2004 in Japan. The game sold 7,724 copies in 2010, which is actually more than Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles, MadWorld and Pro Evo 2010 (Xbox 360) version sold. Ouch.
Pokémon: Emerald, which is a sister title to Pokémon: Ruby and Sapphire, is one of the GBA’s biggest selling titles. It was also the last Pokémon game made for the Game Boy. And years later, it’s still selling.
But with rumours that the GBA-enabled DS Lite is dead, for how long?