Gotta catch 'em all, right? The Pokemon franchise has sold over 200 million units worldwide, as of February 29.
This includes the recent Virtual Console releases of Pokemon Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow. The 200 million number swells much higher if we include the 279 million units sold from Pokemon spin-offs, building up to a huge 479 million.
It all started in 1995 when Pokemon first launched, with the franchise hitting the 100 million mark some time in 2005 after the release of Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen. So the franchise is selling around 100 million units per 10 years, or 10 million units per year. Not too bad at all.