Gameboy-based book outsells Stephen King, John Grisham

This could be a real worry for Intel et al

A report at a Gameboy site has illustrated the threat that conventional chip manufacturers face from console companies. According to the report on US Today the popular (amongst children) book The Official Pokemon Book has outsold authors like Stephen King and John Grisham in the USA. The Pokemon Handbook came in at number 21 in the US charts last week, easily beating a plethora of better known authors. The book is based on a game called Pokemon, which messes around on childrens' colour Gameboys worldwide. There is no equivalent childrens' game on an x.86 platform, in terms of popularity, as far as we are aware. Barny the Dinosaur don't come near... ®

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