For 25 years, Pokemon games have been enjoyed by millions, and a Reddit user shows a live graph of each game’s popularity by number of copies sold.
Since 1997, Pokemon has served as the foundation on portable gaming devices for millions of gamers worldwide. Since pokemon red and blue to the current range of games such as Pokemon Legends: ArceusGame Freak and The Pokemon Company have provided fans with over two decades of content.
When it comes to the court of public opinion, everyone has their favorite Pokemon Game. Over two decades will serve many generations of gamers, adding to the debate over which generation held the best Pokedex lineup, storyline, and character arcs.
Reddit user RoboDataOfficial provided a graphic in video format that highlights every main series game released from 1997 to 2022. The games span from the original release of pokemon red and green for Pokémon Sword and Shield but exclude non-serial games like Pokemon trading card game and Pokemon Legends: Arceus. The chart takes viewers on a journey through 25 years of Pokemon gaming, showing how many copies have been sold and where they land in terms of popularity. RoboDataOfficial is also well known in the YouTube community, where gaming fans can find condensed versions of its graphics via YouTube Shorts.
The only game that stays constant from start to finish is pokemon red and green (or Pokemon Blue for players outside of Japan), ending the video with 31 million in sales. The introductory part to Pokemon The franchise, released in 1997, opened the door for gaming fans with an enjoyable RPG style that was easy to understand and learn. The second generation, known as Pokémon Gold and Silverranks a distant second with 23.7 million copies sold, with Pokémon Sword and Shield not far behind with 23.6 million copies sold. pokemon yellowwhich followed the first generation in addition to the story and adjustments to the mechanics, sold 14.4 million copies, making it the ninth best-selling Pokemon game.
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, released in 2006, has sold 17.3 million copies and is one of the most beloved generations of all Pokemon games. Its popularity made it the best-selling Pokemon game at the time, selling three million units in the first 46 days. The subtle changes and new additions to the Pokedex impressed Pokemon fans to the point that 16 years later Game Freak and The Pokemon Company released remakes of the generation and released it on the Nintendo Switch. While the remakes of each generation available did not do as well on the sales charts as their original forms, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire managed to sneak into the top five with just under 14 million. The original series of Pokemon ruby and sapphirereleased in 2002, sold 16 million copies, as did Pokemon X and Y.
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