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JoeM86
(03-17-2016, 09:19 AM)
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The Pokémon Company sent out a press release today.

Pokémon main series games have passed 200 million units sold. I was the same as you, thinking "this happened already", but the number we had was including spin-offs.

This is as of February 29th 2016 and includes the Virtual Console releases of Red, Green, Blue & Yellow and it's now at 201 million.

Including spin-offs, Pokémon has passed 279 million units, also as of February 29th 2016

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...9-famitsu-game

生から20年…ゲーム『ポケットモンスター』シリーズ
世界累計販売本数2億本突破!

 株式会社ポケモン(東京都港区、代表取締役社長:石原恒和)は、ゲームソフト『ポケットモンスター』シリーズが、2016年2月末までに世界累計販売本数2億 本を突破したことを発表いたします。

 1996年2月27日、任天堂のゲームボーイ用ソフト『ポケットモンスター 赤・緑』が発売されたことから、ポケモンの歴史が始まりました。本シリーズは、個性あふれる不思議な生き物「ポケモン」を捕まえたり、育てたり、友だちと交換し たり、対戦したり……世代・国境・文化を越えて誰もが楽しめる遊びの要素が詰まったロールプレイングゲームです。これまでに合計25タイトルが発売され、発見さ れたポケモンの数は、700種類を超えています。

 このたび、2016年2月29日時点で、シリーズの累計販売本数が2億100万本(※1)を記録しました。本シリーズ以外の作品も含めた、すべてのポケモン関 連ソフトの累計販売本数は、2億7900万本以上(※2)となっております。

●2016年冬には完全新作が登場! 9言語対応に期待の声
 今年冬には、シリーズ最新作となるニンテンドー3DSソフト『ポケットモンスター サン』『ポケットモンスター ムーン』を、世界で発売いたします。これまでは、日本語・英語・フランス語・イタリア語・ドイツ語・スペイン語・韓国語の7つの言語に対応しておりましたが、今 作では新たに中国語の繁体字、簡体字にも対応し、プレイヤーは全部で9種類の言語から選んで遊ぶことができます。
 インターネット放送で新作発売の発表をした際には、世界中のユーザーの間で大きな話題を呼びました。特に、初めてのローカライズとなる中国語圏のファンからは 、発売に大きな期待を抱く言葉が多く寄せられました。

『ポケットモンスター サン・ムーン』のセールスによって、2億本の記録をさらに塗り替えてまいります。最新作に、どうぞご期待ください!

※1 2016年2月29日株式会社ポケモン調べ(『ポケットモンスター赤・緑・青・ピカチュウ』バーチャルコンソール版を含む)
※2 2016年2月29日株式会社ポケモン調べ(『ポケモン超不思議のダンジョン』等、その他のポケモンのゲームソフトも併せた数字)

Last edited by JoeM86; 03-17-2016 at 09:26 AM.
Zalman
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(03-17-2016, 09:20 AM)
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Huge number. Glad to see them continue to do well.
linkman26
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(03-17-2016, 09:21 AM)
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So with the success of Red and Blue, can we see Gold and Silver coming soon? :D
mocolostrocolos
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(03-17-2016, 09:22 AM)
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Holy shit.

What is the best-selling franchise?

Mario?
Enter the Dragon Punch
(03-17-2016, 09:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by linkman26

So with the success of Red and Blue, can we see Gold and Silver coming soon? :D

Crystal with bank support would get me to buy a 3ds
JoeM86
(03-17-2016, 09:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by mocolostrocolos

Holy shit.

What is the best-selling franchise?

Mario?

Yeah, with almost double the sales at 528 million.

Pokémon is #2 with 279 million
Zalman
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(03-17-2016, 09:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by mocolostrocolos

Holy shit.

What is the best-selling franchise?

Mario?

If you count spin-offs, Mario's at over 500 million. Main series "Super Mario" games were at 310 million last September.
Vigilant Walrus
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(03-17-2016, 09:28 AM)
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I never imagined we would go through all these years without an actual 3D Action Adventure Pokemon game. It has been highly requested since Nintendo 64.
Raylan
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(03-17-2016, 09:29 AM)
Legendary! Well deserved sales. Pokemon is still a phenomenon.
ShadyPenguin
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(03-17-2016, 09:29 AM)
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As comparison: GTA sits at 235 Million


It's very likely that Pokémon will pass it before GTAVI comes.
JoeM86
(03-17-2016, 09:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vigilant Walrus

I never imagined we would go through all these years without an actual 3D Action Adventure Pokemon game. It has been highly requested since Nintendo 64.

Yeah no



Let's not go down this path.

Originally Posted by Rainbowgun

As comparison: GTA sits at 235 Million


It's very likely that Pokémon will pass it before GTAVI comes.

GTA V has been an utter beast for sales.
kuroneko0509
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(03-17-2016, 09:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rainbowgun

As comparison: GTA sits at 235 Million


It's very likely that Pokémon will pass it before GTAVI comes.

is GTA numbers only the numbered series or including others like chinatown wars
Newtype-001
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(03-17-2016, 09:38 AM)
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And we still haven gotten a new Pokemon Ranger since 2010
Alistair Roo
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(03-17-2016, 09:39 AM)
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JollyJoe
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(03-17-2016, 09:42 AM)
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Nintendo is slaying so hard right now

Your faves wish they were on their levels

Poor Sony and Microsoft

NEO0MJ
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(03-17-2016, 09:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by kuroneko0509

is GTA numbers only the numbered series or including others like chinatown wars

Do you really think Chinatown will have much of an effect :p

Though losing Vice City and San Andreas might.
Spiritreaver
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(03-17-2016, 09:44 AM)
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Nice! Pokemon will forever be my favorite franchise. Pokken time!
BasilZero
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(03-17-2016, 09:45 AM)
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Well deserved!

I have almost all the games in the series too lol
ShadyPenguin
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(03-17-2016, 09:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by JoeM86

GTA V has been an utter beast for sales.

True, but let's not forget how Pokémon games sell 10M on the average with each release. I'm pretty sure we'll get at 3/4 Main releases before GTA comes trough again :p

Originally Posted by kuroneko0509

is GTA numbers only the numbered series or including others like chinatown wars

It's simply the Grand Theft Auto series, so I suppose it does include Chinatown Wars.
Benzychenz
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(03-17-2016, 09:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vigilant Walrus

I never imagined we would go through all these years without an actual 3D Action Adventure Pokemon game. It has been highly requested since Nintendo 64.

Lucario game from Platinum.
bjork
(03-17-2016, 10:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Benzychenz

Lucario game from Platinum.

Slowbro game from ArtDink
Ryng_tolu
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(03-17-2016, 10:19 AM)
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Wow, that's awesome. Well, deserved, one of My favourite Series. Probabily the Second after Mario 3D.

I guess all games combined should break 300 million soon with Moon and Sun release, probabily about 2/3 years.
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JoeM86
(03-17-2016, 10:20 AM)
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There also was the PokéPark series, especially PokéPark 2. That's a 3D Pokémon Action/Adventure game

sackninja
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(03-17-2016, 10:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by JollyJoe

Nintendo is slaying so hard right now

Your faves wish they were on their levels

Poor Sony and Microsoft

Not hating on pokemon or anything, love the games, but if Sony and Microsoft released 2 to 4 versions of all it's games it could probably up the sale quite a lot.

Also does 79 million sales between all the spin-offs seem really low compared to the main games. There's been an absolute ton of them.
kuroneko0509
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(03-17-2016, 10:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by NEO0MJ

Do you really think Chinatown will have much of an effect :p

Though losing Vice City and San Andreas might.

lol yea why I first think that thing... instead of vice city or san andreas
Memory
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(03-17-2016, 10:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by sackninja

Not hating on pokemon or anything, love the games, but if Sony and Microsoft released 2 to 4 versions of all it's games it could probably up the sale quite a lot.

Also does 79 million sales between all the spin-offs seem really low compared to the main games. There's been an absolute ton of them.

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Diprosalic
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(03-17-2016, 10:52 AM)
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the fad will be over any day now.
JoeM86
(03-17-2016, 10:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by sackninja

Not hating on pokemon or anything, love the games, but if Sony and Microsoft released 2 to 4 versions of all it's games it could probably up the sale quite a lot.

Also does 79 million sales between all the spin-offs seem really low compared to the main games. There's been an absolute ton of them.

You do know you're not meant to buy all the versions right? It's there for friends to get different versions and you to trade between them with your friends to fill your Pokédex.
Diprosalic
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(03-17-2016, 10:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by sackninja

Not hating on pokemon or anything, love the games, but if Sony and Microsoft released 2 to 4 versions of all it's games it could probably up the sale quite a lot.

they should do that then, let's see how it works out.
Celine
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(03-17-2016, 10:59 AM)
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For those who wants the detail for each games (updated as March 2015, Nintendo/TPC has more updated data of course):
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=963700
BGBW
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(03-17-2016, 11:11 AM)
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Gotta outsell 'em all.
Seiniyta
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(03-17-2016, 11:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by JoeM86

Yeah no



Let's not go down this path.

What you're saying is technically correct. Pokemon has had 3D rpg games now ever since colloseum. However, what people I think want when they talk about that is a game where the world itself is more 'grand' with the camera perspective behind the main character instead of a still mostly top down view.

A game where people can more closely view the game from the perspective of the trainer you're playing, where you can really take in the scope of the region you're in.

The poképark game from that screenshot you posted is sorta what I think people want. Just with the regular pokémon gameplay (battle wise, etc)

Such a game would be much more expensive to make, and hasn't been made as the handheld titles simply sell way better then the console titles. And even with handhelds that get more powerful, the more topdown view just seems to make more sense for handhelds.
Gipsy Danger
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(03-17-2016, 11:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Diprosalic

they should do that then, let's see how it works out.

How there isn't a Halo: Red and Halo: Blue at this point is astounding.

Stay winning Pokémon. Still my favourite franchise of all time.
Syntsui
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(03-17-2016, 11:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rainbowgun

True, but let's not forget how Pokémon games sell 10M on the average with each release. I'm pretty sure we'll get at 3/4 Main releases before GTA comes trough again :p

To be honest, each main GTA is worth those 3/4 main Pokémon releases, sales-wise. But anyway, I'm happy to see these numbers, I love this franchise to death and it's good to know it's still healthy and moving big numbers.
Diprosalic
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(03-17-2016, 11:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Syntsui

To be honest, each main GTA is worth those 3/4 main Pokémon releases, sales-wise.

i wonder how budgets compare. i wouldn't be surprised if dev cost for one GTA is equal to the the entire Pokemon franchise


jk, sort of
i know pokemon r/b cost a shit ton to make
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(03-17-2016, 11:45 AM)
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My little brother keep asking me when are the following coming out

Pokemon G/S/C on E-Shop (I really want Silver)

New Pokemon Ranger

New Pokepark

Pokemon Stadium

Or a new Pokemon colosseum / game of darkness type of game
ajim
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(03-17-2016, 11:53 AM)
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Excellent. Pokémon is Amazing even at 30 years of age lol.

Give me a new Pokémon snap please Nintendooooo!
Boss Doggie
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(03-17-2016, 11:54 AM)
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Don't forget that Pokemon has an avenue outside of games.

merchandising, merchandising, merchandising!
papertoonz
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(03-17-2016, 11:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by ajim

Excellent. Pokémon is Amazing even at 30 years of age lol.

Give me a new Pokémon snap please Nintendooooo!

10 years off there
Benzychenz
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(03-17-2016, 01:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by papertoonz

10 years off there

Pokemon is 40? Man I feel old.
IceDoesntHelp
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(03-17-2016, 01:36 PM)
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someone explain to me why you would want G/S/C when HG and SS exist
Trufflesguy Law
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(03-17-2016, 01:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by IceDoesntHelp

someone explain to me why you would want G/S/C when HG and SS exist

That slow ass Gen IV engine kills HG and SS for me.
RionaaM
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(03-17-2016, 01:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by JoeM86

You do know you're not meant to buy all the versions right? It's there for friends to get different versions and you to trade between them with your friends to fill your Pokédex.

Really? Wish I had known before I bought all 4 gen 6 games :(

(I did it because I want my living dex to only have my OT or in-game gifts/event distributions, and especially because of legendaries)

Originally Posted by IceDoesntHelp

someone explain to me why you would want G/S/C when HG and SS exist

Probably for nostalgia reasons. Sometimes it's nice to look back and see how far it has come.

Originally Posted by Trufflesguy Law

That slow ass Gen IV engine kills HG and SS for me.

Damn, those games are slow too? I was annoyed by how slow Platinum felt when I played it last year, and was expecting HeartGold to be an improvement. This makes me not want to start it, even though it's inside my 3DS right now...
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(03-17-2016, 01:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by IceDoesntHelp

someone explain to me why you would want G/S/C when HG and SS exist

It could give someone who missed out on the remakes a more affordable way to play through Johto. HG/SS have really climbed in price.
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(03-17-2016, 05:40 PM)
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Amazing how it's still popular after all those years.
viHuGi
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(03-17-2016, 05:45 PM)
NEw Pokemon better be a launch tittle for NX.
Anth0ny
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(03-17-2016, 05:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by RionaaM

Damn, those games are slow too? I was annoyed by how slow Platinum felt when I played it last year, and was expecting HeartGold to be an improvement. This makes me not want to start it, even though it's inside my 3DS right now...

yeah gen 4 is the fucking worst for that. slow af.


gen 5 felt soooooooo good in comparison.
JoeM86
(03-17-2016, 05:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by viHuGi

NEw Pokemon better be a launch tittle for NX.

NX is this winter based on everything.

Next Pokémon games are Sun & Moon. They'e for the 3DS and are also this winter.

It's not likely
Lothars
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(03-17-2016, 05:49 PM)
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That's impressive, I've enjoyed most of the mainstream pokemon games.
Possumowner
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(03-17-2016, 05:54 PM)
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Nice.That's a hole lot of money.

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