The Pokémon Company loved one other cracking yr in 2021 with loads of new releases and success tales to jot down dwelling about, together with this newest little truth relating to bodily gross sales.
The NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella has revealed that in 2021, greenback gross sales of Pokémon franchise bodily software program within the US reached the very best annual whole for the reason that yr 2000. The success was right down to final yr’s launches of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and New Pokémon Snap, with continued gross sales of Pokémon Sword and Shield additionally doing the enterprise.
Piscatella notes that Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl was really Switch’s best-seller of 2021 within the US bodily market, regardless of solely launching in November.
For the sake of comparability, within the yr 2000, Pokémon followers have been handled to Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, and Pokémon Gold and Silver on Game Boy Color, Pokémon Stadium, Pokémon Puzzle League, and Hey You, Pikachu! on Nintendo 64, and had simply witnessed the launch of Pokémon Yellow (October 1999). It’ll take one thing fairly particular to prime that yr.
Still, not a nasty 2021 for Pokémon, then. And do not forget, Pokémon Legends: Arceus is now simply days away, too!