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Latest Pokemon sells 1.5 million copies in 2 days

HeartGold and SoulSilver retail shortages expected in Japan

The latest DS instalments to Nintendo's Pokemon series have sold nearly 1.5 million copies within just two days of going on sale in Japan.

According to Famitsu, sales of 1,480,980 were reached for Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver in their opening weekend. Retailers have subsequently predicted stock shortages of the titles are likely.

The titles are DS remakes of Pokemon Gold and Silver, originally released for the GameBoy Color in 2000. Both feature enhanced graphics and new features such as pedometer support. They are currently scheduled for a spring 2010 release across Europe and North America.

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