50,000 Hearts and Souls Poured into Australian Homes

A tremendous first week for the Pokemon franchise down under

Live in Australia? Like Pokemon? Apparently you do, because the new series releases Heart Gold and Soul Silver, have already sold more than 50,000 copies. That makes up approximately 0.2% of the population, which as small as it sounds, is quite an achievement for only one week on sale.

The Pokemon train seems to be going as strong as ever, with even remakes, as good as they are, selling like hotcakes – though we do believe that a lot of the sales could be attributed to many Pokefans picking up a copy of each!

Isn't it kind of funny how people used to call Pokemon a "fad" ten years ago?