The Pokémon Company Shows Off the Franchise’s Insane Popularity With Statistics In Billions!

Published 06/10/2022, 12:50 PM EDT

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The Pokémon video game franchise needs no introduction, especially for loyal fans. In recent updates, the Pokémon Company took to their official website to share a blog representing their franchise’s success. The popular publisher has shared that its titles have sold more than a staggering 440 million times!

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The history of Pokémon games goes as old as 1998 when the first official game of the franchise launched. It was the Pokémon Red and Blue duo! There are a total of 8 generations of Pokémon games as of now. With Scarlet and Violet adding in by November 2022, it would be 9!

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The popular franchise includes core games, side games, spin-offs, and other games based on anime. However, most of these are Nintendo Switch exclusives. Some games like Pokémon Go and Unite have managed to discover the arena of mobile devices.

The Pokémon Company is not only responsible for publishing video games, but they also manage other official franchise products like manga, TV series, films, consoles, and more.

The Pokémon Company releases astonishing stats regarding the franchise

According to the company, the number of Pokémon-related software shipments have been over 440 million as of March 2022. That’s huge! Not only just the games, but The Pokémon Company has also revealed some more interesting facts about the franchise.

The popular video game series happens to host 9 languages as of now, namely English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.

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In addition to the feats of the main series, the Pokémon Trading Card Game has also managed to bag notable achievements of its own. The Trading Card Game produced over 43.4 billion cards in 77 regions across the world as of March 2022. It also features cards in thirteen languages, proving its universality.

Concluding the report, The Pokémon Company proudly proclaimed the feat of their animated TV series, which has been aired in 192 regions to date (March 2022). Adding all these, the report from The Pokémon Company was certainly a satisfying and interesting read!

You can take a look at their official report here.

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A fan compared the most-recent official statistics to the one from 2021 and the improvement is extremely notable. This achievement comes after most of the titles being Nintendo Switch exclusives!

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The Pokémon Company’s most recent venture, Scarlet and Violet, is scheduled to release on November 18, 2022. The latest trailer to the video game showed us around a mysterious region featuring a free open world, never-before-seen species, two glamorous legendaries, and more!

What do you think about these statistics from The Pokémon Company? Let us know in the comments!

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Sharmila Ganguly

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Sharmila Ganguly is an ESports author at EssentiallySports. After completing her bachelor's degree in engineering, she pursued her love for writing and most importantly, video games. All kinds of video games intrigue her, but her love for shooter video games like Valorant knows no bounds. Apart from video games, she also likes to keep a tab on the world of technology and spend time with her pet parrots!
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