The Pokémon Company made a modest merchandise sale of around $ 3 billion in 2018


Pokémon as a franchise is doing a lot of the change. And by that I mean it’s literally the most profitable media franchise ever. Of course, not all of this comes from game and anime sales – a significant percentage of revenue comes from merchandising deals. And those same deals earned The Pokémon Company $ 2.98 billion last year.

The news goes through Global Magazine License, where The House Pikachu Built ranked 23rd on a highly respectable list of major licensors for last year (though significantly outnumbered by behemoths like Disney at No.1, who made a incomprehensible amount of $ 54 billion). And… well, what’s left to say? Pokémon makes a lot of money. He will continue to make money, unless something cataclysmic happens. This will probably, indeed, Following money as it continues to grow with spin-offs like Detective Pikachu bringing more merchandising power.

In the meantime, I’ll hug my various Raichu plush toys and wait without doing anything for another Mystery Dungeon game to come out. I encourage you to do the same.


Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official whereabouts.