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Pokémon is a franchise managed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese consortium between Nintendo, Creatures, and Game Freak. Nintendo is the sole owner of the trademark even though the licence is owned by all three companies.

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The Pokémon Company Co-Founder Talks About Switch

The Pokémon Company Co-Founder Talks About Switch

Those ready to jump on board the Nintendo Switch hype train, as The Pokémon Company President and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara spoke about the possibility of a Pokémon game on the Switch....
Pokémon Go Introducing New Pokemon, and New Features 1

Pokémon Go Introducing New Pokemon, and New Features

Niantic and The Pokémon Company announced updates to Pokémon Go that will add new Pokémon along with new features for players to explore.There was a while where it felt as if everyone was playing Pokémon...
Nintendo 2016 Financial Report Shows Strong Numbers 1

Nintendo Showed Significant Financial Growth In 2016

A new year means new financial reports across the industry, and it seems Nintendo () had a particularly strong showing in 2016. According to a financial highlights and consolidated results report published on...
Nintendo Announces Themed 3DS, 2017 3DS Lineup and Selects

Nintendo Announces Themed 3DS, 2017 3DS Lineup and Selects

3DS users have another reason to be excited as Nintendo announced the debut of a new Pikachu themed 3DS XL, their 2017 line up and some "Selects" titles.The handheld system will be...
The Pokémon Company International Announces Record-Breaking UK Sales for Pokémon Trading Cards and Toys

The Pokémon Company International Announces Record-Breaking UK Sales for Pokémon Trading Cards and Toys

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Pokémon Company International announced today that Pokémon has achieved record-breaking sales figures at retail in the UK throughout 2016, for its Trading Card Game (TCG) and toys from master toy partner TOMY, as reported by the NPD Group. According to figures recorded by the NPD Group Toys retail tracking service, the Pokémon property recorded a 285% increase in sales throughout 2016 against market growth of 6% in the whole UK toy market. In the last three months, October to December, Pokémon increased sales by 512% versus the 7.7% market growth. Also, in the Christmas week, Pokémon TCG smashed through the one million pounds sterling barrier, achieving retail sales of £1.29m in a seven-day period, a 733.7% increase on the previous year. Mathieu Galante, Senior Market Development Manager for The Pokémon Company International, said: “Thanks to the activities celebrating Pokémon’s 20th year, plus the huge impact of our video game releases, interest in the brand has escalated, ensuring figures for TCG and toy sales have been incredible. We fully expect that demand for the product will remain high throughout 2017 as new expansions are introduced to tie in with our new Nintendo 3DS games Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.” Steve Buckmaster Managing Director of Esdevium Games - UK distributor of the Pokémon TCG - said: “We are delighted to announce these sensational figures just ahead of Toy Fair and look forward to talking to our retail partners at the show about ways that we can keep the phenomenal demand going. We are very excited about our first Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon expansion, which will be released in February.” Camilla MacQueen, UK Brand Manager at TOMY Europe said: “We’re excited to be part of Pokémon’s fantastic achievement. We’re expecting 2017 to be another huge year for Pokémon and we’re looking forward to unveiling two new product lines at Toy Fair London that will appeal to collectors of all ages.” The global phenomenon of Pokémon was first launched in Japan in 1996 as a role-playing game for Nintendo’s Game Boy system and reached the United States and Europe in 1998–99. The first generation of Pokémon games introduced the original 151 Pokémon. Today the Pokémon universe includes more than 800 Pokémon that players can catch, trade, and battle against their opponents in the quest to become the best Pokémon Trainer. Pokémon has since grown into one of the most popular entertainment properties in the world. It is one of the most successful video game franchises of all time, with more than 279 million video games sold worldwide. In addition, 21.5 billion TCG cards have been shipped to 74 countries in 11 languages, and over 450,000 players take part in Pokémon events every year. There are also more than 900 episodes of the animated TV series, now starting its 20th season. -ENDS – About Pokémon The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, visit Pokemon.co.uk. Contacts PokémonValerie TaylorPublicity ConsultantTel + 44 7889 666594Email: [email protected]
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In defense of Mobile Games

The presence of mobile games is something everyone with a smartphone has to accept at some point. Whether you’re looking at the Google Play store or Apple’s App Store, the deluge...
FFXV, PS4 Sales Down in Japan, 3DS Rises to Top

FFXV, PS4 Sales Down in Japan, 3DS Rises to Top

Despite topping charts in its opening week, Final Fantasy XV sales are down in the Japanese market. According to Media Create's sales listing from the week of Dec. 05 to Dec. 11, Final Fantasy...
UPDATE: New Info Explains Pokémon GO's New Generation

UPDATE: New Info Explains Pokémon GO’s New Generation

Pokémon GO has received a brand new generation of Pokémon to check out. But amidst the latest update, several unanswered questions were left about the Pokémon headed to Pokémon GO and...
Anime Snubbed Again at Golden Globes Nominations

Anime Snubbed Again at Golden Globes Nominations

American awards ceremonies have a hard time honouring anime's legacy within the animation world. Despite the fact that the Japanese medium has inspired countless writers, artists and creators throughout the world,...
Sony Outperforming Pokémon Go in Japan With Fate/Grand Order

Sony Outperforming Pokémon Go in Japan With Fate/Grand Order

Editor's Note: This story has been updated for accuracy and clarity.Pokémon Go has long been considered the reigning champion of mobile gaming. But that perception isn't necessarily accurate in Japan. A...
Live Action Pokemon Movie Finds its Director

Live Action Pokemon Movie Finds its Director

After the massive, though short lived, success of Pokemon Go! and the positive reaction to Pokemon Sun and Moon, it's been a pretty good year for fans of pocket monsters. It was no big...
Pokemon Sun and Moon Are The Fastest Selling Nintendo Games

Pokemon Sun and Moon Are The Fastest Selling Nintendo Games

Nintendo's recent entries into the Pokemon franchise have been selling faster than a bolt of lightning from a Pikachu.According to a press release sent out by Nintendo, after becoming the most pre-ordered...

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