The Pokémon Franchise Sold More than 172,000,000 Units Since Pokémon Red and Blue

on August 17, 2013 10:56 AM

During the “Pokémon Game Show” event just held at the Tokyo Big Sight to introduce Pokémon X and Y, The Pokémon Company released an interesting piece of data. As of March the 31st the critter training and collecting franchise has sold over 172,000,000 units worldwide since its debut in 1996 with Pokémon Red and Blue (Red and Green in Japan).

That’s most definitely a staggering number, and it’s destined to grow soon, as preorders for the upcoming Pokémon X and Y are already looking stellar, while the new Anime series based on the original game will probably bolster sales as well.

And they say that JRPGs are dead…

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.