I'm disappointed to see that Pokemon has become an annual franchise. There are already too much of these. Remember the days when one had to wait three to five years for a new installment in a series? Now, either the installments are being rushed too early or too many teams are working on different projects in the same franchise. It's not really about one title garnering spotlight but rather the overall question of franchise fatigue, which is beginning to show in franchise's which were once highly acclaimed. Don't get me wrong, it's not only Pokemon but also Halo, Assassin's Creed, Street Fighter, Tekken, Need for Speed, Call of Duty, and a plethora of others at this point but this is certainly outrageous! Black and White 2 is coming too early and though if it's innovative enough, it will definitely outsell the originals and lead the DS to outsell the PS2, I can't imagine this new pair breaking any franchise record.