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Japan - Pokemon game sales skewing towards older gamers



- early purchasers of Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were primarily in their 20s
- the proportion of early purchasers under the age of 15 was significantly lower than X/Y
- with Diamond/Pearl, the games sold primarily to preschoolers, 1st – 3rd-graders/4th – 6th
- with HeartGold/SoulSilver, highschoolers and the 19-24 age saw an increase
- with Black/White, the games were mainly by users between the ages of 19 and 24
- with X/Y, they also sold primarily to college students at launch
- franchise sales overall have seen a decline in the last 5 years

http://www.gonintendo.com/s/242874-japan-pokemon-game-sales-skewing-towards-older-gamers

http://www.siliconera.com/2014/12/01/pokemons-audience-growing-older/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+siliconera%2FMkOc+%28Siliconera%29

thoughts? expected?



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Makes sense! There are a lot of Pokemon fans that played it when they are little and they will continue to play it cause they are fairly great games



             

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Yep, people get older. It happens.



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Um.. isn't this bad? There is no new generation picking up the games? They are probably playing candy crush on their mobile...



 

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I'm not surprised. Older people are gonna buy the remakes moreso than newer people. Since younger people won't usually buy more than one Pokemon game. Since they don't have the income control.



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People in their early twenties grew up with the games. I've been playing Pokemon since I was four. So it doesn't surprise me at all. It'd be nice if Game Freak altered the difficulty and even story to make it more accommodating to an aging audience.



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BraveNewWorld said:
People in their early twenties grew up with the games. I've been playing Pokemon since I was four. So it doesn't surprise me at all. It'd be nice if Game Freak altered the difficulty and even story to make it more accommodating to an aging audience.

They really don't have to. Just look at the undertones to a lot of the games. For example Kyogre and Groudons abilties on the planet, near the end. People have to be dying. Team Rocket are abusing Pokemon physically to get them to coperate. When they're stolen. The slowpoke that got their tails cut off etc.



Although I'm sure the average Pokemon player is getting older, we should also realize that these figures are based solely on Club Nintendo registrants. The average Club Nintendo user is probably older than the average Pokemon player. Not everybody registers.



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JazzB1987 said:

Ahahahaha so true!



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