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The NPD Group has released video games sales data for the month of April 2007. The data points to the strength of Pokémon franchise and the dominance of Nintendo's gaming platforms.
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The NPD Group has released video game sales data for the month of April. The data points to the strength of the Pokémon franchise and the dominance of Nintendo's gaming platforms.
   
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, which debuted on April 22, are the top two selling titles for the month of April. The Diamond version proved to be the more popular version, selling 1.045 million copies. The Pearl version, while selling 712 thousand copies, has sold double the 3rd top selling game, Super Paper Mario for the Wii.
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[[bp:Pokémon Diamond and Pearl|Pokémon Diamond and Pearl]], which debuted on April 22, were the top two selling titles for all consoles for the month of April. Diamond sold 1.045 million copies, and Pearl sold 712,000 copies, more than double the third top selling game, Super Paper Mario for Wii. Wii Play came in fourth.
   
As for the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl's gaming platform, the Nintendo DS, it is the top selling platform, selling 471 thousand units. Following that is the Wii, home to the upcoming Pokémon Battle Revolution, selling 360 thousand units.
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The Nintendo DS was the top game system in April, selling more than 470,000 units. Wiis were purchased by twice as many consumers as any other home consoles, selling 360,000 units in April.
   
=Top Ten Selling Games=
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"Nothing is more valuable in the entertainment world than an evergreen franchise," said Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO, Nintendo of America. "These new Pokémon titles have cemented their place alongside the most enduring intellectual properties of the book, music and movie industries. And that appeal will expand even further with the introduction of [[bp:Pokémon Battle Revolution|Pokémon Battle Revolution]] to our Wii home console next month."
   
* 1. Pokemon Diamond - 1.04M
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==Top 10 selling games, April 2007==
* 2. Pokemon Pearl - 712K
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# Pokémon Diamond - 1.045 million
* 3. Super Paper Mario - 352K
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# Pokémon Pearl - 712,000
* 4. Wii Play - 249K
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# Super Paper Mario - 352,000
* 5. Guitar Hero 2 w/ guitar (Xbox 360) - 197K
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# Wii Play - 249,000
* 6. Guitar Hero 2 w/ guitar (Playstation 2) - 142K
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# Guitar Hero 2 with guitar (Xbox 360) - 197,000
* 7. Spider-Man 3 (Xbox 360) - 117K
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# Guitar Hero 2 with guitar (PlayStation 2) - 142,000
* 8. Spider-Man 3 (Playstation 2) - 105K
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# Spider-Man 3 (Xbox 360) - 117,000
* 9. God of War 2 (Playstation 2) - 101K
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# Spider-Man 3 (PlayStation 2) - 105,000
* 10. MLB '07 The Show (PS2) - 79K
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# God of War 2 (PlayStation 2) - 101,000
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# MLB '07 The Show (PlayStation 2) - 79,000
   
=Console and Handheld sales=
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==Game system sales, April 2007==
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# Nintendo DS - 471,000
* 1. Nintendo DS - 471K
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# Wii - 360,000
* 2. Wii - 360K
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# PlayStation 2 - 194,000
* 3. PlayStation 2 - 194K
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# PlayStation Portable - 183,000
* 4. PlayStation Portable - 183K
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# Xbox 360 - 174,000
* 5. Xbox 360 - 174K
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# Game Boy Advance - 84,000
* 6. Game Boy Advance - 84K
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# PlayStation 3 - 82,000
* 7. PlayStation 3 - 82K
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# GameCube - 13,000
* 8. GameCube - 13K
 

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The NPD Group has released video game sales data for the month of April. The data points to the strength of the Pokémon franchise and the dominance of Nintendo's gaming platforms.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, which debuted on April 22, were the top two selling titles for all consoles for the month of April. Diamond sold 1.045 million copies, and Pearl sold 712,000 copies, more than double the third top selling game, Super Paper Mario for Wii. Wii Play came in fourth.

The Nintendo DS was the top game system in April, selling more than 470,000 units. Wiis were purchased by twice as many consumers as any other home consoles, selling 360,000 units in April.

"Nothing is more valuable in the entertainment world than an evergreen franchise," said Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO, Nintendo of America. "These new Pokémon titles have cemented their place alongside the most enduring intellectual properties of the book, music and movie industries. And that appeal will expand even further with the introduction of Pokémon Battle Revolution to our Wii home console next month."

Top 10 selling games, April 2007

  1. Pokémon Diamond - 1.045 million
  2. Pokémon Pearl - 712,000
  3. Super Paper Mario - 352,000
  4. Wii Play - 249,000
  5. Guitar Hero 2 with guitar (Xbox 360) - 197,000
  6. Guitar Hero 2 with guitar (PlayStation 2) - 142,000
  7. Spider-Man 3 (Xbox 360) - 117,000
  8. Spider-Man 3 (PlayStation 2) - 105,000
  9. God of War 2 (PlayStation 2) - 101,000
  10. MLB '07 The Show (PlayStation 2) - 79,000

Game system sales, April 2007

  1. Nintendo DS - 471,000
  2. Wii - 360,000
  3. PlayStation 2 - 194,000
  4. PlayStation Portable - 183,000
  5. Xbox 360 - 174,000
  6. Game Boy Advance - 84,000
  7. PlayStation 3 - 82,000
  8. GameCube - 13,000