Nintendo today announced that the Pokemon GTS (Global Trade Station) website went online worldwide on September 15th.
The Global Trade Station already allows the trade of millions of Pokemon
between trainers worldwide. Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl are the
fastest-selling games in the history of the series, with worldwide sales in
excess of 10 million games. Players use their Nintendo DS portable game
systems to link wirelessly to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, allowing them to
scan which Pokemon are available from different nations and offer to trade
with other players.
The new Pokemon Global Trade Station Web site, www.pokemon-gts.net,
can be reached via any Internet-connected computer. The site will let users
see which Pokemon are the most popular to trade, provide statistics about the
number of trades completed and allow them to bookmark their favorite Pokemon.
The site will operate in seven different languages and inform users about the
nation they're "visiting" electronically. Visitors can even listen to audio
files to learn how to say "hello" and "thank you" in select countries
"Pokemon is now truly global in nature," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "A
Pokemon Trainer from Chicago can be traveling in Sydney and trade one of their
Pokemon with another owner in Helsinki."