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More Gen 8 Games?

Upgrade only 0 0.00%
 
Sequel only 1 6.67%
 
Gen 4 Remake only 3 20.00%
 
Let's Go Gen 2 only 1 6.67%
 
Upgrade + Gen 4 Remake 2 13.33%
 
Sequel + Gen 4 Remake 4 26.67%
 
Upgrade + Let's Go Gen 2 0 0.00%
 
Sequel + Let's Go Gen 2 0 0.00%
 
Upgrade + Gen 4 Remake + Let's Go Gen 2 1 6.67%
 
Sequel + Gen 4 Remake + Let's Go Gen 2 3 20.00%
 
Total:15

A new Pokémon generation is upon us, so I figure that it's time for a retrospective on all the previous generations' sales.

Pokémon Game/Generation Sales (M) Year Category Console
Gen 1 46.02 - - -
Red/Green/Blue 31.38 1996 Primary GB
Yellow 14.64 1998 Upgrade GB
Gen 2 29.49 - - -
Gold/Silver 23.10 1999 Primary GB
Crystal 6.39 2000 Upgrade GBC
Gen 3 35.28 - - -
Ruby/Sapphire 16.22 2002 Primary GBA
FireRed/LeafGreen 12.00 2004 Remake GBA
Emerald 7.06 2004 Upgrade GBA
Gen 4 37.99 - - -
Diamond/Pearl 17.67 2006 Primary DS
Platinum 7.60 2008 Upgrade DS
HeartGold/SoulSilver 12.72 2009 Remake DS
Gen 5 24.16 - - -
Black/White 15.64 2010 Primary DS
Black 2/White 2 8.52 2012 Sequel DS
Gen 6 30.54 - - -
X/Y 16.37 2013 Primary 3DS
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 14.17 2014 Remake 3DS
Gen 7 34.42 - - -
Sun/Moon 16.14 2016 Primary 3DS
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon 8.28 2017 Upgrade 3DS
Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee 10.00 2018 Remake NS
Gen 8 N/A - - -
Sword/Shield N/A 2019 Primary NS

 

Primary Versions Sales (M) Year Console
Red/Green/Blue 31.38 1996 GB
Gold/Silver 23.10 1999 GB
Ruby/Sapphire 16.22 2002 GBA
Diamond/Pearl 17.67 2006 DS
Black/White 15.64 2010 DS
X/Y 16.37 2013 3DS
Sun/Moon 16.14 2016 3DS
Sword/Shield N/A 2019 NS

 

Revised Versions Sales (M) Year Console
Yellow 14.64 1998 GB
Crystal 6.39 2000 GBC
Emerald 7.06 2004 GBA
Platinum 7.60 2008 DS
Black 2/White 2 8.52 2012 DS
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon 8.28 2017 3DS

 

Remakes Sales (M) Year Console
FireRed/LeafGreen 12.00 2004 GBA
HeartGold/SoulSilver 12.72 2009 DS
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 14.17 2014 3DS
Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee 10.00 2018 NS

 

My question to you guys: What kind of games will Gen 8 have in addition to Sword and Shield? Here's what we currently have:

Gen 1: Primary, Upgrade
Gen 2: Primary, Upgrade
Gen 3: Primary, Remake, Upgrade
Gen 4: Primary, Upgrade, Remake
Gen 5: Primary, Sequel
Gen 6: Primary, Remake
Gen 7: Primary, Upgrade, Remake

And if you're feeling really bold, you can predict how much these hypothetical Gen 8 games will sell.

Last edited by StarDoor - on 04 March 2019

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So Lets Go will probably end up outselling FireRed/LeafGreen, and HeartGold/SoulSilver.



jason1637 said:
So Lets Go will probably end up outselling FireRed/LeafGreen, and HeartGold/SoulSilver.

Brrrr, I just felt my skin crawl reading that...



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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It would be some feat if Pokemon Sword and Shield breaks 20 Million. Even 17-18 Million would show some definite growth in the franchise (single sku wise).

jason1637 said:
So Lets Go will probably end up outselling FireRed/LeafGreen, and HeartGold/SoulSilver.

Amazing.



Darwinianevolution said:
jason1637 said:
So Lets Go will probably end up outselling FireRed/LeafGreen, and HeartGold/SoulSilver.

Brrrr, I just felt my skin crawl reading that...

Same.



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jason1637 said:
So Lets Go will probably end up outselling FireRed/LeafGreen, and HeartGold/SoulSilver.

Which is pretty awesome. It probably will.



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Voted sequel + gen 4 remake on the poll. I don't see how they could do a 3rd version, what goes with Sword and Shield? Arrow maybe? Sword 2/Shield 2 just seems more likely to me. And we had damn well better get a gen 4 remake rather than a let's go gen 2 remake or I will be pissed.



Gen 4 remake



So Gen 6's sales are probably the most impressive overall after Gen 1 considering there were only 2 pairs of games. Considering 3DS was nowhere near the sales monster of the DS or even the Gameboy/GBA at the time of their release, and it was pre PoGo bringing Pokemon back to the front of pop culture, I find it very interesting Gen 6 sold so well. My guess would be it must be because Gen 6 was the biggest jump for the franchise maybe ever in terms of graphics and animations. Mega evos ended up going over surprisingly well too for something that seemed like just a gimmick at first. I'd say certainly much more successful than Gen 7's Alola forms or Ultra Beasts. 

Last edited by HyrulianScrolls - on 04 March 2019

Gen 7 was up from Gen 6, but I agree, Ultra Beasts weren't nearly as welcomed as Mega Evolutions were, and I really hope the latter comes back for Sword and Shield.



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