Pokemon franchise hits 200 million sold, spin-offs sell 279 million

Gotta catch [all the profits] - Pokemon sells over 200 million copies worldwide.

Published Tue, Mar 22 2016 1:36 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

Gotta catch 'em all, right? The Pokemon franchise has sold over 200 million units worldwide, as of February 29.

Pokemon franchise hits 200 million sold, spin-offs sell 279 million | TweakTown.com

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.

NEWS SOURCE:gamesindustry.biz

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