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Pokémon Franchise Has Sold Over 440 Million Units

Pokémon Franchise Has Sold Over 440 Million Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 June 2022 / 2,583 Views

The Pokemon Company has updated the lifetime shipment figures for the Pokémon franchise and revealed the series has now shipped over 440 million units worldwide as of March 2022. The games are also available in nine languages.

The 440 million figure is up from 380 million as of March 2021, which means The Pokemon Company has shipped over 60 million units of the series in just 12 months.

It was also revealed the Pokémon trading card game production has topped 43.2 billion cards, which are available in 13 languages and in 77 areas. 

The Pokémon animated TV series has aired episodes in 192 areas. 

Pokémon Franchise Has Sold Over 440 Million Units

The best-selling entry in the Pokémon franchise is the original Pokémon Red / Green / Blue with 31.38 million units sold, followed by a more recent release with Pokémon Sword / Shield, which has sold 24.27 million units as of March 31, 2022.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments
G2ThaUNiT (on 10 June 2022)

Sales aren't going to slow down either. Scarlet and Violet being the first true open world Pokémon games, might kick sales upwards of 30 million!

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DonFerrari (on 10 June 2022)

Also know as a fuckaton.

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2zosteven DonFerrari (on 10 June 2022)

lol, agree

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Torpoleon (on 12 June 2022)

Back above Call of Duty it looks like! Guessing they'll reach 500 million by March 2024. We're getting one main series game this FY compared to two last FY and likely no main series game outside of DLC in the following FY, so I'm not expecting a full 60 million increase next FY. That being said, I do think the increase by March 2023 will be above 30 million, probably closer to around 40 million (they're obviously counting more than just traditional game sales, even if you add spin-off games and 3DS games).

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Tridrakious (on 10 June 2022)
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