Pokémon Diamond/Pearl owns Japan

Five million copies shipped in three months means the craze is far from dead

Pokémon may not be the national phenomenon it was when the first games, Red and Blue, first released, but the latest record-breaking figures show it's still going strong.

Within three months of their September 28 release in Japan, Pokémon Diamond & Pearl shipped five million units to Japanese retailers.

Nintendo hopes this craze will continue when the new adventure makes its way to US stores on April 22, and we've got a bunch of new English-language screens for you to check out.

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