After more than 10 years as one of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world, Pokémon® video games are once again shattering sales records. Just three months after launching on Sept. 28, Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl shipped a record-breaking 5 million units to retailers in Japan, making them the fastest selling Pokémon games ever. More than 155 million copies of the Pokémon series have been sold around the world through September 2006
With a number of exciting new features, including powerful moves and the exotic "Sinnoh" region setting, Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl offer new and experienced fans thrilling new Pokémon adventures. Fans can get an early start on their Pokémon collection in the games with the introduction of a new character in the series, the mysterious Manaphy. A Water-type Pokémon, Manaphy has the power to swap healing effects with other Pokémon through its "Heart Swap" move.