With the recent announcement of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! , it’s important to remember that The Pokémon Company has continued to make critical fiscal off of their cellular name Pokémon Go. New fiscal reports made public by Japan’s government reveal that The Pokémon Company has netted a total of $80.8 million to their most recent fiscal year.
While this will be figure is substantially lower compared to $145.60 million the company made in their past financial year, the year which the mobile game premiered, it demonstrates that The Pokémon Company remains generating a lot of earnings from the mobile app. To place things in perspective, the year before Pokémon Go introduced the company netted $5.7 million dollars — a sum that seems measly in comparison.
Pokémon Go launched on Android along with iOS at July 2016. The augmented reality game immediately amassed hundreds of millions of downloads and caused the return of global Poké-mania, a cultural phenomenon that the world hadn’t seen since the late 1990’s.
While many lovers of Pokémon’s traditional role-playing games took issue with the casual gameplay style and the overall shoddiness of this app, Pokémon Go has continued to captivate the fans who’ve stuck around. Despite the majority of players dropping off the wagon a couple of months following the app’s first release, present estimates forecast that over twenty-million individuals still play the game frequently.
Needless to say, all of this begs the question of Pokémon Go‘s runaway success will end up affecting the achievement of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! . It’s easy to see (and understand) why the two Nintendo and The Pokémon Company might want some semblance of connection between the games considering the lucrative monetary success that Pokémon Go has brought them. In the past Pokémon programmers have not shied away from alternative play fashions and gimmicks. Most recently, the recent suggestion was the PokéWalker, a clear predecessor to the PokéBall displayed off in the new trailer for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! .
Check out the trailer for Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! below. The game is going to be released on November 16th, 2018 for its Nintendo Switch. Obviously, you might even grab the game on Amazon if you would like to secure the pre-order before scalpers reach it. Otherwise, check out the Largest trailer of the night:
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