Upon their release, Black and White received positive reviews; critics praised the advancements in gameplay. Nevertheless, the games were commercial successes; prior to the games' Japanese release, Black and White sold one million consumer pre-orders and became the fastest Nintendo DS titles to sell five million copies. As of September , the games' combined sales have reached Attack and Special Attack are distinguished from Defense and Special Defense by the types of moves being considered: generally, moves involving physical exertion are physical, while moves involving supernatural or elemental powers are special.
As with all regions, Unova consists of a number of cities and towns connected by "Routes". The player occasionally battles Trainers in cities and towns, as well as along routes. The "Surf" HM move, for example, is used to cross bodies of water. The graphics have been improved from Diamond and Pearl.
The dialog boxes of previous games have been changed to speech balloons that appear over other characters' heads, allowing more than one character to speak at once. Japanese players can have kanji appear on screen, rather than only hiragana and katakana. Outside areas appear differently depending on the season, such as changing of leaves in autumn or snow on the ground in winter. There are two new battle mechanics: Triple Battles  and Rotation Battles. Changing position takes up one turn.
In the "Random Matchup" feature, the player can battle others randomly. The player can maintain a house in the Dream World that other players can visit as well as grow berries.
Black and White are set in the Unova region, a continental mass located far away from the previous regions, Kanto , Johto , Hoenn and Sinnoh. Masuda also wanted to convey a "feeling of communities" in Castelia's streets. In addition to a diversity of new landscapes, the Unova region is also home to a diversity of people who vary in skin tone and occupation. In his rage, Ghetsis challenges the player to battle. After Team Plasma's defeat, Looker arrives in Unova and tasks the player with finding the remaining Sages of Team Plasma , so they can be brought to justice.
Cynthia , a former Champion of the Sinnoh region, is also found in this area of the game and can be challenged. It also has a special feature that allows the user to upload their saved game to the Internet, allowing them to do certain things on an official website. For example, Pikachu was introduced in Red and Green and was obtainable in Blue , Yellow and all subsequent main series games; however, Pikachu will not be obtainable in Black and White from the start of the game. Game director and composer Junichi Masuda stated that to keep the games fresh, he looks at every previous element to decide what to adapt to the new game, stating "people may not like what they like in the past, trend wise".
He explained the new battle styles, stating that while triple battles take more strategy, rotation battles take more luck to win. He said that it was hard to find that balance to satisfy both kinds of players. For the new players, there is good explanation in how to play, while for old players, they incorporated the C-Gear , which makes the ability to trade and battle easier.
The soundtrack was released on 20 October , in Japan. At the theater, players would be able to download a Celebi to the same games. This was initially available for a month following the games' release date.
In most cases there is no issue with the content that is posted, but on this occasion we had to contact a select few websites to ask them to take down confidential images". In addition, the English names for the game location Hiun City and the character Professor Araragi were revealed to be Castelia City  and Professor Juniper, respectively. Similar downloads would be available for the shiny Entei from 17 to 23 January, and shiny Suicune from 31 January to 6 February.
The Celebi event was run in North America and distributed through GameStop stores from 21 February to 6 March , or it could be acquired from the tour promoting the Black and White games that began on 5 February The event to distribute the item to allow players to capture Victini was also run following the games' release internationally. He further went on to say that EVs and IVs, invisible mechanics in the game, are not necessarily beneficial. By contrast, he noted that it would be great to new players. If you could only play one game for the rest of your life, this would be a wise choice.
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