Pokémon has now reportedly reached $100 billion USD worth of sales. With games, manga, anime, toys and a live-action movie the franchise that started back in 1996 has reached $100 billion.
According to data from safebettingsites, the franchise is more valuable than any other franchise including Hello Kitty, Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse and even the whole entire Star Wars franchise.
There have been more than 70 titles created by Nintendo for the Pokémon franchise all amounting to more than 350 million copies sold. Pokemon’s original three games Red, Green, and Blue are still its best-selling games with more than 31 million copies sold.
And you can’t forget about Pokémon Go which’s estimated to be the third-highest grossing mobile game with $1.2 billion worth of in-game sales.
This year marks the 25th-year anniversary of the franchise, so for 25 years, that’s pretty good. The next highest franchise is Hello Kitty, which was founded back in 1974, is estimated to have a revenue of $84.5 billion USD
Pokemon’s next games Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are expected to launch later this year.