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How successful is Pokémon? Take a look at the numbers!

How many games do you need to sell to become one of the most enduring brands in popular culture? If you're Pokémon, that number is in the hundreds of millions.

As part of Pokémon week, we reached out to The Pokémon Company to get a look at Pokémon by the numbers. As of March 2014, these were the official figures:

  • The Pokémon video game franchise has sold more than 260 million games worldwide
  • The Pokémon trading card game has shipped more than 21.5 billion cards to 74 countries in 10 languages
  • There are more than 800 episodes in the Pokémon animated series — it is now in its 17th season
  • There have been 17 full-length Pokémon feature films
  • The most recently-released Pokémon games, Pokémon X and Pokémon Y (which launched worldwide on Oct. 12, 2013) sold nearly 12 million copies globally in their first four months

The Pokémon-athon:

719 Pokemon, 61 games, 1 website

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