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MasonADC said:
One of the reasons Pokemon became popular was due to the ability play portability. Mario would have been more popular

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Mario. Super Mario Bros revived gaming from the dead. Pokemon was impressive because it saved the Gameboy. Mario saved all of gaming.



Link and Pikachu. It should be what draws people to Nintendo.



Are we talking Pikachu? I cant see Ash or the brand name being the mascot. You need a character from within the game to be a mascot and Mario is everything a mascot needs and should be.
Pokemon is popular but its popular as a whole while Mario Bros is popular due to its character Mario. I can see Pikachu being close.



Neither, Red was a more striking colour in the NES era imho, someone like Charmander would be



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According to Smash Trolls: Goku.



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Wyrdness said:
Pokemon wouldn't have been the same on consoles back then as the draw to the games were the portability and trading, the game was literally designed for the GB link cable.

This...also the anime series was quite popular in the late 90s. Pokemon had to arrive when it did on the GB in order to achieve its massive boom.



If you replaced Super Mario Bros with the first Pokémon games the industry wouldn't be where it is. Give props to Mario and a lesser extent Donkey Kong as they carried the industry out of the muck.



But... the NES kind of flopped in Europe. That means Pokemon probably would have flopped here too :O



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Ka-pi96 said:
But... the NES kind of flopped in Europe. That means Pokemon probably would have flopped here too :O

According to whom?