News Archive - June 2003

Pokemon EX
Monday, June 16th, 2003
By: Mewtwo
Groudon exFor those of you who don't know it yet, is the official website of the Pokemon TCG released by Nintendo. They are currently releasing card scans everyday. To your left is one of the many new cards from the first set released by Nintendo this Wednesday. The set is Pokemon-e TCG: EX Ruby & Sapphire, and the card is a Groudon ex. It's a pretty good looking card, and the other scans looks great. Let's just hope this set sells as well as it looks.
Ruby and Sapphire Sales Figures
Monday, June 9th, 2003
By: Mewtwo
Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire has been doing pretty well in the market. The U.S. sales figures for April for the two Pokemon games have been found recently, and it shows that it's topping the charts. Pokemon Ruby came in at first place, and Pokemon Sapphire coming close behind. The total copies sold since the release date was 1,704,993! That's nearly two million!

These figures are only for the GameBoy Advance though, so Pokemon should be landing at either #2 or #3 for all consoles. Also, these figures don't include some stores, including Wal Mart. That means that the actual number of copies sold should be even higher than this. Still, Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire has done great, both in the U.S. and in Japan.
Pokemon Box Top The Charts
Wednesday, June 4th, 2003
By: Mewtwo
Pokemon Box: Ruby and Sapphire was released on May 30th, just a few days ago. According to the daily Japanese video game charts show that Pokemon Box is at #1 in the charts on June 1st. Keep it up, Pokemon Box!
Next TCG Set
Monday, June 2nd, 2003
By: Mewtwo
You should remember a while back, Pokemon Dream reported a Pokemon Trading Card Game set to be released by Nintendo. It is to be the first set of cards Pokemon USA will make after the last set Wizards of the Coast produced.

This set, also known as Pokemon-e EX: Ruby & Sapphire has been confirmed to be released in the United States on June 18, 2003. It will be E-Reader compatible, just like a few of the previous sets. It will also be fully compatible with previous sets released by Wizards.