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Pokemon Re-Releases Do Really Well, Particularly in the US

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Nintendo has posted their financial results briefing online and it mentions that the re-releases of Pokemon Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow has sold over 1.5 million units on the Nintendo 3DS. The four virtual console titles saw a re-release on Feb. 27 in order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pokemon.

Nintendo mentioned that over half of the downloads came from the American market. Japan saw the largest sales in download codes bought from stores. The report would also mention that the sales of Pokemon have been “showing a favorable trend,” and that the series has received a lot of attention in America.


“We believe that we have successfully created a chance to appeal to the nostalgia of consumers who played these titles when they first came out,” stated the Nintendo report.

The released financial information would later go on to mention that the franchise has sold 200 million units worldwide and how North America was Nintendo’s biggest market. Also, that the next games in the series, Pokemon Sun and Moon, will be the top priority titles for the next fiscal year.

Pokemon Sun and Moon are set to release on the 3DS in winter of 2017 and it was not stated if any of the older games will also see a re-release for the virtual console.

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