The Pokémon Franchise Has Now Shipped Over 480 Million Software Units

The Pokémon Company has updated its website with some fresh figures relating to its behemoth franchise.
Chiefly, software shipments for Pokémon have now reached over 480 million units as of the end of March 2023. This is a remarkable increase of 40 million over the previous year. The majority of this will have come from the most recent mainline entries, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The open-world games sold an incredible 10 million copies within just three days and 20 million in six weeks.

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gold_drake124d ago

and is worth over 90 BILLION dollars.


Kicking Off Pokémon Scarlet/Violet: Top 9 Starter Pokémon Across All Generations

Every Pokémon trainer's journey begins with the difficult choice of Starter Pokémon. CGM has compiled a list of all the very best ones to choose no matter which game you start with.

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How Pokemon Can Add Variety Without an Official Nuzlocke Mode

Game Rant Writes "An official nuzlocke mode for the Pokemon series seems unlikely, but that doesn't mean there aren't other ways to shake up the franchise."

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366d ago

Pokémon Needs to Expand its Spin-Off Games

Zahi AR. from Link Cable Gaming writes “Welcome back Link Cable Gaming fans. Join us as we celebrate Pokémon week for a few days longer! On February 27th, the franchise will be 25 years old, and many of us have played since then. Like Ash finally winning at the Alola League, so too should the games evolve with him. While the traditional games still are the biggest IPs, The Pokémon Company and Game Freak can certainly make new ones. Today, I want to talk about some areas the Pokémon universe could evolve to, but still, stick with its setting."

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Inverno942d ago

They needa bring back games like Gale and Colosseum, make a digital card game for mobile and switch

Outlawzz942d ago

They definitely need new mystery dungeon. Some strategy games, rangers again. There's lots of potential

senorfartcushion942d ago

What do you think the last Pokémon direct was about? lol

ZeekQuattro942d ago

Turns out this article was posted on the 24th. It didn't age well. lol

RPGer942d ago

Action RPG pokemon is important. But I don't think Nintendo is good enough to do it and even considering it. They want to offer the minimal effort, because they want the praise of fan and reviewers when something plain like BoTW release as the first real open world.