Pokémon Celebrates 15th Anniversary on Sunday
posted on by Egan Loo
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|
|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.
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