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Pokémon Celebrates 15th Anniversary on Sunday

posted on by Egan Loo
Pocket Monsters Red & Green spawn 200-million-selling game series, 4 TV anime, 15 features

Nintendo released Pocket Monsters Red Version and Green Version — the first titles in the long-running Pokémon role-playing game franchise — on February 27, 1996. The game have since spawned four television anime series and an annual anime feature film series; the 14th and 15th features will open in Japan in July.

Evolution of Pokémon 1996 2011
Titles Red & Green Black & White
Package cover
Monsters 151 649
System Nintendo Game Boy Nintendo DS
Manufacturer's suggested retail price 3,900 yen (about US$48) each 4,800 yen (US$59) each
Japanese sales to date 4.18 million (Red), 4.04 million (Green) 5 million (Black & White, as of January 2011)
Worldwide sales to date 31.37 million (Red, Green, Blue) 200 million+ (entire series, as of 2010)

[Via Hachima Kikō]

Images © 1995 Nintendo/Creatures, Inc./GAME FREAK Inc.
© 2010 Pokémon © 1995-2010 NintendoCreatures Inc./GAME FREAK Inc.

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