Truly catching ’em all.
Last year was a big one for Pokemon– we had the release of Pokemon Sun/Moon, the launch of the mobile game Pokemon GO, the launch of the Wii U exclusive Pokemon fighter Pokken Tournament, multiple new trading card game expansions, a new movie, a new season of the anime, as well as all new merchandize, and celebrations for the franchise’s 20th anniversary.
All of this came together to give The Pokemon Company its biggest year in a very long time- its net profit jumped by 26 times to a staggering $143 million last year. This is more than its profit in the previous four years put together.
This year promises to be big for the company too, thanks to sustained revenue from mobile games, as well as the continued success of the Pokemon 3DS games. That, plus the impending (rumored) launch of Pokemon Stars on the Nintendo 3DS should contribute to a year that, while not quite as big, should still end up being impressive enough.