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Dec 12

Pokémon Games Sell Nearly 1.5 Million Combined Units In First 10 Days In The U.S.

Posted by Sunain | December 12th 2014 at 06:14 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
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Nintendo announced via a press release that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire sold almost 1.5 million combined copies of the game. The sales include physical and digital copies of the games. Data regarding physical sales of games in November are from the NPD Group. Data regarding digital downloads of games and combined physical/digital life-to-date numbers are from Nintendo’s internal sales figures. The games sold 3.04 million copies worldwide during its first weekend.

Press Release - Pokémon Games Sell Nearly 1.5 Million Combined Units In First 10 Days In The U.S.

Overall sales of Nintendo 3DS software in November increased by more than 40 percent over the same month in 2013, thanks in part to three huge games:

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire: The next great Pokémon adventures for Nintendo 3DS launched on Nov. 21 and have already sold nearly 1.5 million combined physical and digital units in the U.S. alone.

Source: http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=42356

Article edited on 2014-12-12 06:41:55 by Sunain
Dec 01

Macy's 88th Thanksgiving Parade features New Pikachu Balloon

Posted by Sunain | December 1st 2014 at 01:53 PM EST
Tags: Press Release
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The Macy's 88th Thanksgiving Parade took place in New York City, United States on November 27th, 2014. This years parade featured a new Pikachu balloon with an additional Snowman Pikachu.

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The newest Pikachu is ready to enjoy the holidays with its snowy pal. Always an electrifying presence, Pikachu continues to conquer the video gaming world with the latest launch of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.

Balloon Dimensions:
36-feet long, 29-feet wide, 53-feet tall
Fun Fact: This is Pikachu’s third Macy’s Parade balloon

Article edited on 2014-12-01 01:55:25 by Sunain
Dec 01

ORAS Biggest Launch Ever in the UK / Masuda at UK Eon Ticket Distribution

Posted by Sunain | December 1st 2014 at 08:53 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Junichi Masuda, Eon Ticket
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On November 28th, 2014, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire was released in Europe and the UK. According to Chart-Track, ORAS is now the biggest Pokémon game launch to date in the UK beating Pokémon X and Y by 17 percent. As previously announced, Junichi Masuda was at GAME Stratford in the UK to launch the Eon Ticket.

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Junichi Masuda, Producer of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Releases Eon Ticket into the Wild at GAME Stratford

Competition winners take Eon Tickets back to 14 regional GAME stores as The Pokémon Company International encourages fans to share the Eon Ticket across the nation with the Great #EonTicketUK Relay This Saturday, GAME FREAK’s Junichi Masuda, the producer of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, officially launched the Eon Ticket in the UK, starting a journey which The Pokémon Company International hopes will see the special in-game item made available to players throughout the UK via the Great #EonTicketUK Relay.

The Eon Ticket is a special in-game item for the new Pokémon titles. With the Eon Ticket, players can revisit Southern Island in their games, where they’ll have the opportunity to catch one of the Legendary Eon Pokémon, Latios or Latias. The ticket can only be obtained via StreetPass from someone who already has it—and The Pokémon Company International enlisted 15 lucky winners to attend a special launch event at GAME Stratford before sending them out across the country in a bid to kick-start the special ticket’s unique journey amongst fans.

The Eon Ticket arrived in GAME stores in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth, Sheffield and Southampton—and is already making its way to even more locations around the UK.

Players who obtain the Eon Ticket will then be able to share it with friends, family and any fellow Pokémon Trainers they pass who also have StreetPass activated. More details on this feature can be found on the official Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire website: http://bit.ly/EonHowTo

The Pokémon Company International is looking forward to seeing how fans spread the Eon Ticket via StreetPass and is encouraging everyone who has received it to confirm by tweeting with the hashtag: #EonTicketUK

“Pokémon has always had the concept of social gaming at its heart, and fans have always loved connecting with each other to collect, battle and trade. The Eon Ticket Relay is a reflection of this ethos and we hope it creates a real-life Pokémon adventure, in which the community can play a part in sharing this very special item,” says Anthony Cornish, marketing director for The Pokémon Company International. “We don’t think anyone has tracked the distribution of a StreetPass item in such a way before—so we’re absolutely fascinated to see how fans spread the ticket.”

Article edited on 2014-12-01 08:57:24 by Sunain
Nov 28

Australian Eon Ticket Distribution

Posted by Sunain | November 28th 2014 at 05:31 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Eon Ticket
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Nintendo Australia announced the details for the Eon Ticket distribution in Australia. Nintendo will distribute it at participating JB Hi-Fi and EB Games locations at many major cities in Australia on December 1st, 2014. Our Eon Ticket distribution list has been updated and will continue to be as more locations around the world become known.

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Pokémon fans - find out how to obtain the Eon Ticket

Pokémon fans! It’s time to find out how to obtain Latios and Latias in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire!

Nintendo representatives will begin distributing the Eon Ticket at the below locations on Monday 1st December, 12pm – 12:30pm local time, with additional locations and dates to be announced soon.

Melbourne – JB Hi-Fi Westfield Doncaster, EB Games Swanston St
Sydney – EB Games Westfield Parramatta, EB Games Westfield Chatswood
Gold Coast – EB Games Robina Town Centre
Adelaide - EB Games Rundle Mall Adelaide
Perth – EB Games Hay St
Auckland – EB Games Queen St

The Eon Ticket is shared via StreetPass, so be sure to turn on the StreetPass function in your Nintendo 3DS family system and in the BuzzNav in your game - hanging out with other Pokémon Trainers might help you to get your own Eon Ticket! Good luck!

Source: http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=news&nid=3580

Article edited on 2014-11-28 05:34:51 by Sunain
Nov 14

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Reaches 1 Million Pre-Orders in Japan

Posted by Sunain | November 14th 2014 at 02:11 PM EST
Tags: Press Release, X and Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire
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The Pokémon Company posted a special news release on November 12th, 2014 to announce that Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire had reached 1 million pre-order sales in Japan. Nintendo previously announced that pre-order sales for ORAS were down in Japan compared with XY but were on par in North America and ahead in Europe. The Pokémon Company revealed though that reservation numbers now exceed Pokémon X and Y overseas which was the fastest selling first week Nintendo 3DS game!

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Source: http://www.pokemon.co.jp/corporate/press/objects/pdf/poke_141112.pdf

Article edited on 2014-11-14 02:45:36 by Sunain
Nov 13

The Great #EonTicketUK Relay Prize Draw Now Open!

Posted by Sunain | November 13th 2014 at 11:48 AM EST
Tags: Press Release, Game, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Junichi Masuda
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The Pokémon Company launched a dedicated site for people in the United Kingdom to sign up for the The Great #EonTicketUK Relay Prize Draw. Basic details were announced in early November of 2014, but now residents can signup for their chance to participate in the Relay.

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Be an Eon Ticket Ambassador to start the Great #EonTicketUK Relay!

Win a chance to attend an exclusive launch event in London and receive one of the first Eon Tickets!

The launch of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems is just around the corner—and we have an amazing competition for all Pokémon fans out there.

Winners will travel to a GAME store in London, meet Producer Junichi Masuda from GAME FREAK, be given either a Nintendo 2DS Transparent Red + Pokémon Omega Ruby or a Transparent Blue + Pokémon Alpha Sapphire bundle*, and then return to a local GAME store in their departure location's city to pick up a Pokémon goody bag and share the Eon Ticket with others via StreetPass!

The Eon Ticket is a special in-game item for the new Pokémon titles. With the Eon Ticket, you can revisit Southern Island in your game, where you'll have the opportunity to catch one of the Legendary Pokémon, Latios or Latias**. Most Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire players will have to wait to receive this ticket via StreetPass from someone who has it already. But to kick off the Eon Ticket distribution, we're giving 15 Pokémon fans the opportunity to be among the first in the UK to get hold of this brilliant item to start the Great #EonTicketUK Relay!

Fifteen winners, each with a parent/guardian or a friend, will travel to London on launch day, staying in a hotel overnight on 28 November. The following day in London, at an exclusive launch event at the GAME store in Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford, the attendees will meet Junichi Masuda from GAME FREAK, the producer of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, before being among the first in the country to receive the Eon Ticket and win a Nintendo 2DS bundle.

The attendees will then return to their departure location city, where a local GAME store will provide a Pokémon goody bag and host a reception in their honour, offering local Pokémon fans the chance to come and collect the ticket via StreetPass from the winners' new Nintendo 2DS systems. Once players get the Eon Ticket, they can help spread the word to their friends by using social media to say "I've got the #EonTicketUK!"

Complete the entry form to enter, select your nearest preferred departure location, and leave your contact information. If you're under 18, please get the permission of a parent or legal guardian first. We'll be in touch with the winners on 20 November. Entrants must select their nearest departure location from the 15 listed below and will need to be available to travel to London on 28 November, returning to a GAME store in their departure location city on 29 November in time for a late-afternoon event.

Source: http://pokemoneonticketuk.com/
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