While the new Pokemon game may not gain many points for originality, what hasn’t changed is the extreme love and fandom associated with this franchise. No matter what critics may say about the franchise refusing to change very much throughout generations, it doesn’t change the fact that it is one of the largest and most beloved franchises in the world. This would explain the 2 million units of Pokemon Black and White that have been sold in the first two weeks since its release in the US.
This doesn’t account for the 5 million copies that have already been sold in Japan. So why change a good formula? For those curious about what we thought of this new Pokemon, feel free to follow the link: Black and White Review