Nintendo DS
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Of course, Pokémon Black & White saw their Japanese release last week, with hardware sales more than doubling across the country.

Previous week's DS sales stood at a respectable 39,749 across all models, with last week's figures passing 85,000 units sold across the entire week. In fact, the DS range outsold every other console combined, testament to the ongoing appeal of Nintendo's monster-catching series.

But crucially how many units did the games themselves shift? The answer is a staggering 2.6 million in just two days, making it the fastest selling game ever in Japan, overtaking Square's Final Fantasy VIII. Gamers in Europe, Australia and North America can expect localised versions to hit in Spring 2011.