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Reception
 
==Reception==
Both games were well received, receiving perfect ratings from GamePro<ref>[http://www.gamepro.com/article/reviews/28564/pokemon-ruby-and-sapphire-versions/ Pokemon Sapphire Version Review from GamePro] (retrieved December 21, 2009)</ref> and Mainia.<ref> [http://www.mania.com/pokemon-rubysapphire_article_38026.html Mainia.com Review of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire Versions] (retrieved April 1, 2010)</ref> IGN rated the games at 9.5/10 and commented that they were a "wonderful GBA follow-up to the immense Game Boy blockbuster."<ref>[http://uk.gameboy.ign.com/articles/389/389660p1.html IGN: Pokemon Ruby Version Review] (retrieved December 21, 2009)</ref> However, some reviews criticized the repetitive nature of the games, with Eurogamer commenting that "apart from the occasional tense battle with a Gym Leader and the more sophisticated opponents later on in the game, the constant fighting and collecting mechanic gets very tired, very fast"."<ref>[http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/r_pokemonrubysapphire_gba Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire Review | GBA | Eurogamer] (retrieved December 21, 2009)</ref> Though, these are more criticisms of the series in general.
 
Ruby and Sapphire were the second and third best selling games of 2003<ref>[http://npd.com/press/releases/press_040126a.htm NPD's list of 2003's top selling games] (retrieved April 1, 2010)</ref>, and received an average score of 82% on Metacritic.<ref>[http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/gba/pokemonruby?q=pokemon Pokemon Ruby (gba) reviews at Metacritic.com] (retrieved December 21, 2009)</ref>
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