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Pokémon Games Have Sold More Than 200 Million Copies Worldwide




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Amara Tenoh



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:41 pm Reply with quote
Super cool!
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Mr.Shonen



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:04 pm Reply with quote
Does that seem low to anyone else?
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TheConqueror



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:17 pm Reply with quote
Mr.Shonen wrote:
Does that seem low to anyone else?


It's not low at all. people usually buy one version of these games and you have to remember that Pokemon is exclusive to one platform.


Pokemon is the 2nd best selling video game franchise after Mario
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:22 pm Reply with quote
If my math serves me right, then that's an average of 8 million copies per game. Impressive.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:08 pm Reply with quote
Congrats. Best series played as a child.
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tsvkkis



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:42 pm Reply with quote
I was wonder trading on pokemon x and as I'm surfing ann, I see this article and I'm like wow. I love pokemon.
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Somer-_-



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:00 pm Reply with quote
Apparently Red/Blue/Yellow makes up 46 of that 200 million.
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zawa113



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:05 pm Reply with quote
And I've bought 15 of those! (Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, Black 2, Y, Omega Ruby, and Blue again on my 3DS, and soon: Sun for sure) Not bad for one person! I even still have the boxes for them all!
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pauladls



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:09 pm Reply with quote
And thats only the games, others stuff like merchandise toys,tcg etc its not incluide too much money
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:46 am Reply with quote
Congratulations! Smile I've spent these past six generations going on Pokémon adventures and I won't stop until the very end.
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Hikarunu



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:01 am Reply with quote
Mr.Shonen wrote:
Does that seem low to anyone else?

Hundred million seems a high number for me.
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Space☆Candy



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:13 pm Reply with quote
Way to go pokemon ! I'm a huge fan of the games, i've been playing since Red and Blue came out.I always look foward to a new pokemon game Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:02 pm Reply with quote
TheConqueror wrote:
It's not low at all. people usually buy one version of these games and you have to remember that Pokemon is exclusive to one platform.


Pokemon is the 2nd best selling video game franchise after Mario


Regarding people buying only one version: I am pretty sure that's the case, as I've seen at least one example of someone trying to inflate sales: I remember a GameStop manager who screwed around with the stylus promotion for pre-ordering Pokémon Diamond and Pearl: The idea is you'd get the Dialga stylus for Diamond and Palkia for Pearl, but he refused to give them out unless you pre-ordered both versions, then you'd get to pick one. When he was called out because the GameStop flyer mentions you get the box legendary depending on the version (and did not have an "at participating locations" clause), he refused to see it, got really mad, and walked out of the store for a half hour.

Pokémon is definitely Nintendo's second-biggest earner. But it depends on what you'd define as a "video game." If mobile gaming counts, then the Angry Birds franchise is the best-selling video game series of all time, with Super Mario at 2nd and Pokémon at 3rd.
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Zin5ki



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:34 pm Reply with quote
Mr.Shonen wrote:
Does that seem low to anyone else?

Do you mean to suggest there is a deficit somewhere? A MISSINGNO, perhaps?
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Sariachan



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:01 pm Reply with quote
KH91 wrote:
Congrats. Best series played as a child.

The funny thing about Pokémon is that I got addicted to it as an adult. ^^
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