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Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver hit the 3DS Virtual Console last week. As was the case in Europe, Nintendo offered boxed versions. Media Create doesn’t have any sales data on this front, but Famitsu has thankfully come through with a bit of data.

Famitsu reports that Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver sold 56,013 units collectively. The site does not include digital sales in that figure, and the split between the two versions is unclear. Gold/Silver are actually at the top of Famitsu’s chart, slightly edging out Pokken Tournament DX. It’s definitely a solid debut.

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For the release of Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver on the 3DS Virtual Console, Nintendo offered boxed versions in Europe. They ultimately don’t amount to much, but for collectors, they’re nice to have. Get a closer look in the unboxing video below.

Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver are the newest releases on the 3DS Virtual Console. However, the third game in the series has been left out. Currently no announcements have been made about bringing Pokemon Crystal to the Virtual Console. Interestingly though, one dataminer says he’s found code that could point to Crystal launching eventually.

Apparently, data was found within a patch in the ROM fileworks for Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver on 3DS. This is the same person who initially leaked the existence of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions, which was eventually announced at E3 earlier in the year.


Maybe Pokemon Crystal will be distributed further down the road? Only time will tell.

Thanks to Roadymike for the tip.

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Update: Pokemon Gold footage added.


Original: Pokemon Silver (along with Pokemon Gold) is finally here on the Virtual Console. Take a look at some footage below.

Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver are arriving on the 3DS Virtual Console tomorrow. In Japan, however, both are already available.

These games are pretty much identical to their original versions. Serebii does have some information about one change in the Japanese version though. Jynx’s sprite has been altered to match the international releases similar to Pokemon Yellow. Jynx’s face was originally colored black many years ago, but was changed to purple following some controversy.

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A trio of retailers are planning a special bonus for Pokemon Gold / Pokemon Silver on the Virtual Console. Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop are all providing the theme pictured above. The offer applies to both versions of the game.

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Nintendo published a launch trailer for Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver on the 3DS Virtual Console. Watch it below.

Nintendo just went live with a trailer promoting the launch of Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver on the 3DS Virtual Console later this month. Watch it below.

The Japanese boxed versions of Pokemon Gold and Silver on the 3DS Virtual Console are going to come with some interesting items. Stickers, cartridge magnets, and a poster are set to go out with each copy of the game.

Boxed versions of Gold and Silver are set to release in Europe and Japan for the 3DS on September 22nd. If you buy a box, it will include these things and a download code for the game (not a cartridge).

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The 3DS Virtual Console releases of Pokemon Gold and Pokemon Silver are fast approaching – they will be available to download on September 22. Additionally, Nintendo of Europe announced today that special packaged versions of the games will also be available to purchase in stores on the same day. Naturally they won’t contain a cartridge of the games, but instead just a download. Still, it’s definitely a nice collector’s item.

So far, this has only been confirmed for Europe, but we’d be surprised if Japan and North America weren’t getting boxed releases as well.

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