1001 Video GamesPokémon Ruby appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
AnimeThe girl character in Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire became the basis for Haruka, one of the new characters to appear in the sixth anime series of Pocket Monsters: Pokémon Advance Generation. It was scheduled to debut in the U.S. in the fall of 2003, and Haruka's name was changed to May. As of May 2003, no word if the boy character in Ruby/Sapphire will show up in the series, but Team Magma and Team Aqua more than likely will.
SalesIn 2003 has Pokémon: Ruby Version won the Gold-Award from the German VUD (Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland - Entertainment Software Association Germany) for selling more then 100,000 (but less then 200,000) units in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
In addition, in the first quarter of 2004, the game also won the VUD Platinum-Award for selling more then 200,000 units.
Note: The Platinum-Award does not replace the Gold-Award, but is in addition. Therefore it equals more then 300,000 sold units in total.
- 2003 – #7 Game Boy Advance Game of the Year (together with Pokémon Sapphire Version