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100 New Pokemon

After repeated delays, Nintendo will ship two new versions of the marketing phenomenon Pokemon in Japan on Sunday. Pokemon Silver and Pokemon Gold fo...

Quang Hong, Blogger

November 18, 1999

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After repeated delays, Nintendo will ship two new versions of the marketing phenomenon Pokemon in Japan on Sunday. Pokemon Silver and Pokemon Gold for Gameboy Color will together add 100 new Pokemon to the existing roster of 151. As of this summer, Nintendo had sold nearly 180 million copies of the Pokemon games worldwide. Nintendo will ship 1.8 million units of the new versions on the first day with an additional 1.2 million to follow in the first two weeks. A Nintendo spokesperson cautioned, "Although the start will be a bit slower than we originally expected, we will be able to catch up with our goal to ship a total of five million units by the year end, and a total of eight million units by the end of next March.''

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Quang Hong is the Features Editor of Gamasutra.com.

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