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Pokemon Blue speedrunner uses ‘shortcut,’ is super effective

Are you going through Awesome Games Done Quick withdrawal like we are? Those that missed some of the speedrunning marathon’s fast-paced antics have two options: Attempt to mash through a game of their choice as fast as possible or catch up on the act…
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Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire And Super Mario Advance 2 Available On Wii U

The Pokémon Pinball sequel and Game Boy Advance Super Mario World port are now available on Wii U.

Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire is the sequel to the Game Boy's Pokémon Pinball. Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 may have the world's most redundant name and contains a number of small changes from the original Super Nintendo game. The original Super Nintendo release of Super Mario World is also available on the Virtual Console.

You can check out trailers for the new re-releases below.

Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
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It still confuses me that the standard Pokémon games are not available on Virtual Console on neither Wii, Wii U, or 3DS. I know the Pokémon pinball games have their fans, but I think there may be more fans of the original core Pokémon games. – The Feed

New Nintendo eShop releases: Pokemon Pinball Ruby and Sapphire

To complement the recent launch of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the latest Nintendo eShop update is headlined by Pokemon Pinball Ruby and Sapphire.

For those unfamiliar, Pokemon Pinball Ruby and Sapphire is, as its name suggests, a pinball…
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Buy Pokemon XY – Primal Clash cards, get cards for TCG Online

Primal Reversions debuted in Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as yet another way to boost the power (and cool factor) of particular Pokemon, and the Pokemon Trading Card Game’s upcoming expansions will proceed accordingly. Fresh booster packs an…
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Blog: Fixing Pokemon

“Time and again I’ve battled my way across distant regions, made my way down Victory Road. I have caught ‘em all. But I have no plans to play the Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.” …

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Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, Omega Ruby soundtracks now on iTunes

If you found an iTunes gift card stuffed in your stocking this week, feel free to think of it as a real-world Master Ball from the Pokemon series. Why? Because you can use it to capture Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre (or at least their theme songs)…
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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.

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

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.


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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. – The Feed

Report: Pokemon Omega/Alpha ships 7.7 million worldwide

Pokemon is turning Ruby and Sapphire into gold again, after the 3DS remakes reportedly hit 7.7 million shipments worldwide. According to an announcement published by Famitsu (via Siliconera), last week’s European arrival of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapph…
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