With an MSRP of $19.99 per Video pak, Nintendo's Pokemon franchise
will be represented initially with episodes "Playing with Fire!" and
"Johto Photo Finish" on one pak and "A Hot Water Bottle" and "For
Ho-Oh The Bells Toll!" on another.
The Pokemon franchise remains as popular as ever. In fact, Pokemon
Colosseum?, which launched on March 22 for Nintendo GameCube?,
sold 400,000 copies in its first month in the United States. And, with
more than 300 episodes to its credit and now in its sixth season, the
Pokemon animated television series remains one of the top-three-rated
shows for boys ages 6 to 11.
"Even by the remarkable standards of product evolution that have
characterized the Game Boy franchise, this is a landmark event," says
George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of
marketing and corporate communications. "Pokemon is part of the first
step in revolutionizing the nature of portable video entertainment,
with eventual reach targeting all demographics."
Pokemon, published by Nintendo, joins previously announced
animation titles published by Majesco based on Nickelodeon, 4Kids
Entertainment and Cartoon Network original programs. The first
offerings will include top-rated shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants,
The Fairly Oddparents, Dora the Explorer and Codename: Kids Next Door,
as well as franchise favorites like All Grown Up!, Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles, Strawberry Shortcake and Sonic X. Typically, two to
four full episodes of an animated series will be included on each
Game Boy Advance Video initially allows up to 45 minutes of
animation and fills the screen of the Game Boy? Advance SP or Game
Boy Advance with brilliant full-color video and audio.
The innovative Game Boy Advance cartridge-sized Video paks
automatically turn the millions of Game Boy Advance and Game Boy
Advance SP units in the United States into portable video players. The
Video pak format contains no moving parts, thus eliminating skipping
or stuttering. Playback uses DVD-style controls.
Game Boy Advance SP units are available at an MSRP of $99.99,
while the Game Boy Advance sells at an MSRP of $79.99.