The Pokémon Series Has Shipped Over 300 Million Copies

by Suriel Vazquez on Nov 24, 2017 at 05:00 PM

The Pokémon Company has announced the series has recently shipped over 300 million copies worldwide, crossing a huge milestone that solidifies its place among the most popular game series in the world.

The announcement comes off the release of the two most recent 3DS games, Ultra Sun and Moon, (you can read our review of them here), which the company says provided the last boost needed to get the series across the finish line. The 300 million number includes all Pokémon-related software released from February 1996 (When Pokémon Red and Green first released in Japan) to November 2017 (when Ultra Sun and Moon released and the month you are currently living in if you're reading this before December 1, 2017).

Only one other franchise has managed to ship over 300 million games: The Super Mario series.

[Source: Famitsu]


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