Forums - Nintendo Discussion - The Pokémon Company obtained $2.1 Bilion dollars in revenue last year

naruball said:
Kai_Mao said:
With the anime being at a high point, new merchandise coming out, new games coming out, etc., it's very impressive Pokemon is still growing after all these years. It's part of the worldwide culture, no longer just a 90s phenomenon. So many events surrounding Pokemon and the franchise even repped the Japanese national football team. I wouldn't be surprised if it made a presence in the 2020 Olympics and become a main attraction in the Nintendo theme parks.

Wait, it is? Source?

He isnt lying in terms of good quality. i dont watch it all exactly but what i cantell the anime is absolutely great. From animations to story/filler etc. Not to mention spin off mega evolution specials now mix in the anime. This might be where the main character might actually win the league too xD



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Luke888 said:
retroking1981 said:
So...

Does Nintendo have a strangle hold on the PokeMon Company/IP?

Is there no chance one day someone else could decide they want it?

If so would Nintendo be powerless if the PokeMon Company wanted out?

tecnically speaking it's possible for someone to buy out the Pokémon IP, the only problem is that ALL the pokémon names, items, characters etc. are filled under copyright by Nintendo, so whoever wanted to buy it would end up with a  title that has near to 0 content to it...

That... seems strange. The whole point of the Pokemon Company is to be a holding company for the brand, so why aren't the copyrights registered to them?



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Teeqoz said:
Soleron said:

Effectively all of it via various shells and other arrangements.

Sources?

Well, they own 1/3 outright, and an "undisclosed" stake in Creatures Inc (lol). which owns another 1/3. However, since they own 100% of the Pokemon IP, and TPC and Creatures Inc. are worthless without that (and maybe even Game Freak), then they have far more of the decision making power than their stake implies.



tbone51 said:
naruball said:

Wait, it is? Source?

He isnt lying in terms of good quality. i dont watch it all exactly but what i cantell the anime is absolutely great. From animations to story/filler etc. Not to mention spin off mega evolution specials now mix in the anime. This might be where the main character might actually win the league too xD

Oh, I thought in terms of ratings. As for quality, it's hard to take it seriously with Ash not aging at all, and pikachu being unable to beat weak pokemon after all that training. Ash also seems to lose his abilities as a trainer randomly, which makes it impossible for me to watch. Then again I haven't watched it in ages so maybe it got better, but I doubt it.



The majority of that revenue is from merchandise sold in Japan, yearly games certainly help promote that merchandise though.



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Ka-pi96 said:
Luke888 said:

tecnically speaking it's possible for someone to buy out the Pokémon IP, the only problem is that ALL the pokémon names, items, characters etc. are filled under copyright by Nintendo, so whoever wanted to buy it would end up with a  title that has near to 0 content to it...

That... seems strange. The whole point of the Pokemon Company is to be a holding company for the brand, so why aren't the copyrights registered to them?

dunno but it's one of the few information that we know of the current situation with Pokémon. I see The Pokémon Company as the company involved in advertising, translations and merchandising while Game Freak develops the games and Nintendo publishes them...



Luke888 said:
Ka-pi96 said:

That... seems strange. The whole point of the Pokemon Company is to be a holding company for the brand, so why aren't the copyrights registered to them?

dunno but it's one of the few information that we know of the current situation with Pokémon. I see The Pokémon Company as the company involved in advertising, translations and merchandising while Game Freak develops the games and Nintendo publishes them...

Well the Pokemon Company website says they are involved in licensing the franchise and quite clearly states 'was established through joint investment by the three businesses holding the copyright on Pokémon: Nintendo Co., Ltd., Creatures Inc., and GAME FREAK inc.' https://www.pokemon.co.jp/corporate/en/history/

To me that says those three companies jointly own the copyright to Pokemon and that it isn't 100% Nintendo.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Ka-pi96 said:
Luke888 said:

dunno but it's one of the few information that we know of the current situation with Pokémon. I see The Pokémon Company as the company involved in advertising, translations and merchandising while Game Freak develops the games and Nintendo publishes them...

Well the Pokemon Company website says they are involved in licensing the franchise and quite clearly states 'was established through joint investment by the three businesses holding the copyright on Pokémon: Nintendo Co., Ltd., Creatures Inc., and GAME FREAK inc.' https://www.pokemon.co.jp/corporate/en/history/

To me that says those three companies jointly own the copyright to Pokemon and that it isn't 100% Nintendo.

yeah, but the 33% of Nintendo includes as I previously said the names of the Pokémon themselves aswell as items etc.



naruball said:
tbone51 said:

He isnt lying in terms of good quality. i dont watch it all exactly but what i cantell the anime is absolutely great. From animations to story/filler etc. Not to mention spin off mega evolution specials now mix in the anime. This might be where the main character might actually win the league too xD

Oh, I thought in terms of ratings. As for quality, it's hard to take it seriously with Ash not aging at all, and pikachu being unable to beat weak pokemon after all that training. Ash also seems to lose his abilities as a trainer randomly, which makes it impossible for me to watch. Then again I haven't watched it in ages so maybe it got better, but I doubt it.

Pokemon always gets good ratings in japan, like Detective Conan or One Piece level. And the quality hasn't changed. I'm watching XY and it's the same from 10 years ago.. so yeah



leyendax69 said:
naruball said:

Oh, I thought in terms of ratings. As for quality, it's hard to take it seriously with Ash not aging at all, and pikachu being unable to beat weak pokemon after all that training. Ash also seems to lose his abilities as a trainer randomly, which makes it impossible for me to watch. Then again I haven't watched it in ages so maybe it got better, but I doubt it.

Pokemon always gets good ratings in japan, like Detective Conan or One Piece level. And the quality hasn't changed. I'm watching XY and it's the same from 10 years ago.. so yeah

I guess it depends on perspective. Ash is more competent now. Just yesterday, he almost beat Diantha's Mega evolved Gardevoir with Ash Greninja. Serena seems to have taken a much more realistic approach as she started out not really knowing what she wanted to do (which is true for most people growing up). The battle animations are much better compared to previous seasons and the main characters are getting more fleshed out.