phenomenon still has some juice. Nintendo of America is announcing that pre-orders for Pokemon Gold
have topped 600,000 since the middle of August, and with three week remaining until the games become available. Those numbers put the games on track to a projected 10 million unit sales mark. "It proves the unique staying power of the Pokemon
franchise," said Nintendo's Peter Main, "With three full weeks to go before launch, the previously unimaginable possibility of selling 1 million units before the games even hit retail shelves is becoming a reality.''