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What percentage of their profits is generated by the Pokemon franchise? How much money is it a year?



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They make more money per year on Pokemon than you will ever make in your lifetime. :)

But really, probably a large amount, maybe like 30%-40%  Sorry, I forgot to include Mario in my calculations.

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30-40% of their annual profits on Pokemon? Not hardly.

During a big release year, it might be 15%. During a regular year, 10% at best.

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Viper1 said:
30-40% of their annual profits on Pokemon? Not hardly.

During a big release year, it might be 15%. During a regular year, 10% at best.


Yeah, I guess you're right. I kind of forgot about all the other stuff Nintendo makes money off of, like Mario (how could I forget about Mario???)



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I read somewhere years ago that at the height of its popularity Pokemon made Nintendo more money in one year than the PS1 made SONY during its entire lifetime.

I must admit most people would take their hats off to a company that can get away with marking up a 5 cents playing card to nearly a buck at retail.



I think its safe to say they make enough money with the franchise to have formed an entire company and subsequent franchise, toy devision and film studio off of the brand.



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I read somewhere years ago that at the height of its popularity Pokemon made Nintendo more money in one year than the PS1 made SONY during its entire lifetime.

I must admit most people would take their hats off to a company that can get away with marking up a 5 cents playing card to nearly a buck at retail.

Not even close.

Though in 2008 and 2009, Nintendo did gain more profit in those single years than the entirety of the PS brand.

 

I forget which but one of our own members here made this handy chart.

 

 



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