The Pokémon Company International just released a new trailer with tips and tricks on how Trainers can complete some of the game’s side quests and strengthen their team even further. The video features:
- How StreetPass can help Trainers encounter up to 10 Mirage Spots a day
- Where certain Mega Stones are hidden throughout the Hoenn region
- How to receive partner Pokémon like Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott
- Fun mini games that help Trainers build up their own Secret Bases while discovering others
With Christmas just weeks away, Nintendo Australia announces two new records set through sales of Pokémon titles for the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles in Australia and New Zealand. Firstly, the record for biggest ever first week release for a Nintendo title – over 100,000 units previously set by Pokémon X and Pokémon Yjust last year – has been surpassed by the latest core Pokémon titles.
With combined sales exceeding 120,000 units in the first week, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire has been taking players on a new adventure exploring the origins of Mega Evolution. With new Mega Evolutions of favourite Pokémon characters, new areas to explore and new ways to travel, fans who fell in love with the original Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire games will feel like they are embarking on their adventure through the Hoenn region for the first time in these record-breaking titles.
In the same week, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y became the highest selling Pokémon games in Australia and New Zealand, taking the record from Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, which released for Nintendo DS in 2007 – selling over 330,000* units life-to-date. Launched on 12th October 2013, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y were the first core Pokémon titles to feature gameplay in 3D, and introduced players to Mega Evolved Pokémon in an exciting adventure through the Kalos region for the very first time.
“We’re thrilled to see players in Australia and New Zealand embracing the latest Pokémon titles on Nintendo 3DS” said Darryl Mohr, Nintendo Australia’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Considering the install base of Nintendo DS at the time of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, these two new records are a testament to the quality of Pokémon titles available for the Nintendo 3DS family of consoles heading into the holiday season.”
The local announcement follows the recent news that as of 21 November, over 7.7 million units of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire had been shipped worldwide, and together with the recent release of two new bundles – Nintendo 2DS Transparent Red + Pokémon Omega Ruby and Nintendo 2DS Transparent Blue + Pokémon Alpha Sapphire – there will be plenty of options for fun with the latest Pokémon titles this Christmas.
Thanks, Shuhei Yoshida
This week’s individual UK charts are now in courtesy of GFK Chart-Track and UKIE. Grand Theft Auto V continues its reign at the top of the charts, while Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and FIFA 15 refuse to budge from the top 5. Formerly seen in the top 20 last week, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire fall into the latter half of the charts at 21 and 24, respectively. Super Smash Bros takes a slight bow and hangs further back at 29, while Tomodachi Life is a non-mover at 35 and Mario Kart 8 shifts into a higher gear and moves up two places to 36.
Due to its heavy advertising campaign in the UK, Just Dance 2015 for the Nintendo Wii manages to boogie on up into the top 10 this week, climbing a massive ten places. It’s Wii U counterpart is nowhere to be seen, however. You can view the UK’s top 40 individual game charts in full below.
1. (01) [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V
2. (04) [XBO] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
3. (08) [PS4] FIFA 15
4. (05) [XBO] Grand Theft Auto V
5. (03)  FIFA 15
6. (12) [PS4] Far Cry 4
7. (06) [PS4] Driveclub
8. (11) [PS4] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
9. (15) [XBO] Halo: The Master Chief Collection
10. (20) [WII] Just Dance 2015
11. (07) [XBO] FIFA 15
12. (02)  Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
13. (16)  Minecraft: Xbox Edition
14. (09) [XBO] Assassin’s Creed: Unity
15. (10) [PS4] The Crew
16. (17) [PS3] FIFA 15
17. (28) [PS4] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
18. (21) [XBO] Minecraft: Xbox Edition
19. (19)  LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
20. (18) [XBO] Far Cry 4
21. (13) [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby
22. (RE) [PS4] The Last of Us: Remastered
23. (22) [PS4] Assassin’s Creed: Unity
24. (14) [3DS] Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
25. (RE) [XBO] Forza Motorsport 5
26. (25) [PS3] Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
27. (RE) [PS4] Destiny
28. (29) [PS3] Minecraft: PlayStation Edition
29. (26) [WIIU] Super Smash Bros
30. (23) [PS4] LittleBigPlanet 3
31. (27) [XBO] The Crew
32. (30) [PC] Football Manager 2015
33. (40) [PS3] Far Cry 4
34. (RE) [XBO] Forza Horizon 2
35. (35) [3DS] Tomodachi Life
36. (38) [WIIU] Mario Kart 8
37. (RE)  WWE 2K15
38. (37)  Assassin’s Creed: Rogue
39. (RE) [PC] The Sims 4
40. (RE)  Destiny
Nintendo Europe has confirmed that Pokemon Pinball Ruby and Sapphire will be heading to the European Wii U Virtual Console this week. Combine the non-stop action of a pinball game with the thrill of catching Pokémon. In Pokémon Pinball: Ruby and Sapphire, control the flippers to shoot the Poké Ball at themed targets on two challenging tables based on Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire. Rack up as many points as possible as you try to catch more than 200 Pokémon, featuring your favourite characters from the classic Hoenn Pokédex. There are bonus stages to enjoy, and Pokémon can even evolve.
The Pokémon Company International, in cooperation with GameStop, today announced the debut of MegaStop, displays stocked with a variety of official Pokémon merchandise at select retail locations nationwide.
Trainers who purchase Pokémon merchandise at MegaStops will receive a special code that enters them into a contest for a chance to win various prizes. Prizes include digital booster packs redeemable in Pokémon TCG Online, one of 50 limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL featuring Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre, and the VIP grand prize – a trip for four to Hawaii. For more information check out: http://pokemonmegastop.com/
Well it turns out the latest Pokemon title on Nintendo platforms has been nothing short of a success. Pokemon Omega Ruby & Pokemon Alpha Sapphire have now sold more than 7.7 million copies since the game launched in Europe. Europe was the last territory to get the game after the United States. Hopefully we will hear just how well it has performed once the all-important holiday season is over.
UK chart publication GFK Chart Track have declared that Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire are both the UK’s biggest Pokemon launch of all time. The previous record holder was Pokemon Black and Pokemon White on the Nintendo DS. Sales for Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire were up on last year’s Nintendo 3DS title Pokemon X & Y by 17 percent. You can view which games were most popular this Black Friday in the UK, here.