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Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Soundtrack Now Available To Download On iTunes

The Pokémon Company has released the music from the latest Pokémon game on iTunes.

You can head here to grab the soundtrack for $ 9.99. You can also head here to find our review of Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire. Finally, you can head here to find a poem I wrote about Pokémon to read out loud while you play the soundtrack softly in the background.

Nintendo began releasing the soundtracks for its assorted Pokémon games late last year.
You can find the soundtracks for Pokémon X & Y, Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen, Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver, Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire, Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, Pokémon Black & White, and Pokémon Black & White 2 by following the links.

[Source: iTunes, via NeoGAF]

 

Our Take
Pokémon games always have good soundtracks, but I would love to see more Nintendo music available on iTunes, like the Donkey Kong Country soundtracks.

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The latest Pokémon Sold 1.5 Million U.S. Copies In 10 Days

In light of the recent NPD numbers, Nintendo has issued a release highlighting its successes in November – the most impressive of which is selling a mind-boggling number of Pokémon games.

We already knew that the game sold 3 million copies worldwide in its first week – but how much of that was in North America?

From launch day on November 21 to November 30, Pokémon sold 1.5 million units in the U.S. – a combined figure from both Alpha Sapphire versions and Omega Ruby. Those two games charted at the the #5 and #7 slots for the month, respectively. Compare that to another big release like Dragon Age: Inquisition, which released on November 18 on five different platforms (which are combined for NPD's purposes) and didn't even crack the top 10.

Smash Bros. for Wii U has sold over 700,000 copies since launch.

Nintendo also notes that the week of November 23 was the best single week of sales for the Wii U since the console launched in 2012. The numbers for the system were also up 10 percent for the month compared to last year.

 

Our Take
Nintendo has a vault of classic characters and great franchises. It's great that these are doing well – Nintendo fans love Nintendo's products, and will buy them time and time again. I don't need to ring the ol' "But where is the third-party support?" bell again, because that battle is essentially lost, but I'm glad the company is still able to find support for its iconic franchises.

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Blog: Why Pokemon Ruby matters to me

“I’m glad Pokemon is still popular today. I want kids to have those kinds of imaginative, fantastic journeys… That wonder should persist and we should work to preserve it.” …


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Pokemon Omega/Alpha anime short doesn’t really need English

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Pokémon Trading Card Game And Mario Kart Super Circuit Now Available On Virtual Console

Perhaps in response to Mario Kart 8's recent DLC launch, and the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, Nintendo has launched a pair of somewhat timely Virtual Console games.

Available now, you can grab the Game Boy Advance's Mario Kart Super Circuit for Wii U, and the Gamy Boy's Pokémon Trading Card Game for 3DS. The former was made available as a Virtual Console download as part of the 3DS Ambassador Program, but this is the first time that latter has been made available. You can check out trailer for both games below.

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Mario Kart Super Circuit
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The obvious timely Virtual Console choice ahead of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire would have been any of the classic core Pokémon titles, but neither Nintendo or Game Freak seem keen on releasing those games any time soon, as evidenced in a recent interview.

 

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I'm always happy to see new Virtual Console games launch, but I still feel like Nintendo is falling short overall.

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