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Pokémon is a media franchise owned by the Nintendo and created around 1995. It is the second best selling game franchises and as of April 2008, the series has reached more than 200 million copies. Pokemon is also know as one of the greatest video game franchises ever made. [1]

Pokémon sales figuresEdit

Releases with more than one million sold units:

Year Platform Title Sales
(in millions)
1996 GB Pokémon Red, Blue, and Green 31.37[2]
1998 GB Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition 14.64 [2]
1998 GB Pokémon Trading Card Game 3.70 [2]
1999 GB Pokémon Gold and Silver 23.10 [2]
1999 GB Pokémon Pinball 5.31 [2]
1999 N64 Pokémon Stadium 5.45 [2]
1999 N64 Pokémon Snap 3.63 [2]
2000 GB Pokémon Crystal 6.39 [2]
2000 N64 Pokémon Stadium 2 2.73 [2]
2003 GC Pokémon Colosseum 2.54 [2]
2005 GC Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness 1.25 [2]
2002 GBA Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire 15.85 [2]
2003 GBA Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire 1.56 [2]
2004 GBA Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen 11.82 [2]
2004 GBA Pokémon Emerald 6.41 [2]
2005 GBA Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team 2.06 [2]
2005 DS Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team 1.98 [2]
2006 Wii Pokémon Battle Revolution 1.53 [2]
2006 DS Pokémon Diamond and Pearl 18.12 [2]
2006 DS Pokémon Ranger 2.12 [2]
2007 DS Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness 4.89 [2]
2008 DS Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia 2.25 [2]
2008 DS Pokémon Platinum 7.59 [2]
2009 DS Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky 1.53 [2]
2009 DS Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver 12.67 [2]
2010 DS Pokémon Black and White 15.42 [2]
2010 DS Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs 1.24 [2]
2011 3DS Pokémon Rumble Blast 1.03 [2]
2012 DS Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 7.81 [2]
2013 3DS Pokémon X and Y 10.91 [2]

RevenueEdit

By 2001, the franchise was worth ¥2 trillion [1] (nearly $20 billion). By 2002, the franchise was worth ¥3 trillion [2] (over $26 billion), and had sold $15 billion in merchandise worldwide. [3] By 2005, Pokemon had become one of the biggest media franchises of all time, grossing $30 billion, from video games, anime, trading cards, and a theme park in Nagoya, Japan. [4]

First generationEdit

The first generation of Pokemon consists of the worldwide Editions Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow and Pokemon Green which was only sold in Japan. The Generation sold 32.52 million units.

Second generationEdit

The second generation consists of Pokemon Gold, Silver and Crystal with 29.39 million units sold.

Heart Gold and Soul Silver are second generation remakes.

Third generationEdit

The third generation consists of Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald with 22.32 million sold units and the remakes of the first generation Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen with 11.82 million sold units.

Fourth generationEdit

The fourth generation consists of Pokemon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum with 24.69 million sold units.

Fifth generationEdit

The fifth generation consists two versions of each Pokemon Black and White with 2139.32 million sold units.

ReferencesEdit

Best selling franchises
Halo · Grand Theft Auto · Final Fantasy · The Legend of Zelda · Mario · Pokemon · Gran Turismo · Metal Gear Solid · Madden NFL · Call of Duty · Resident Evil · (more)
See also: Best selling games · Best selling franchises
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Famitsu Japan sales through October 2008 (courtesy Chart Get!)
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