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Pokemon franchise made $92 billion, tops all other media franchises

Pokemon is the best-earning media franchise of all time with $92 billion in total earnings

By Derek Strickland from Sep 20, 2019 @ 12:13 CDT

The Pokemon franchise is the best-earning media franchise of all time with over $92 billion in total revenues, most of which is from merchandise.


Pokemon is the king of media, toppling titans like Star Wars, Mickey Mouse, and even Mario by a substantial margin. When game sales and merchandise are included, Pokemon has made the mighty sum of $92.12 billion in total media.

Merchandise like plush dolls and figures makes up the lion's share with $61.1 billion, or about 66% of total revenues. Pokemon Video games, including the massively popular handheld titles and Pokemon Go mobile game, have made $17.14 billion.

  • Merchandise - $61.1 billion
  • Games -$17.14 billion
  • Trading Cards - $10.25 billion
  • Comics and Manga -
  • $1.46 billion
  • Box Office - $1.31 billion
  • Books - $860 million
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