CraveOnline writes: "Pokemon has been a pillar of Nintendo's success in the handheld market since 1996 with Pokemon Red & Blue. Since then, almost a dozen releases have hit store shelves, each as popular as the last. The series now has over 200 million units sold and is the third best-selling in the video game industry.
Despite its resounding success, Pokemon hasn't evolved much since its inception. However, Game Freak has decided to refine its tried-and-true formula with its first release on the Nintendo 3DS, Pokemon X & Y. Has it paid off?"