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The Pokémon Company reportedly had a “record” fiscal year

The Pokémon Company has had a “record” fiscal year, according to an industry consultant. Although the company is private and therefore not required to disclose its full financial results, some companies have abridged versions of their results on file Kanpōthe official gazette of the Japanese government.

Gamebiz.jp reports that today’s Kanpo includes the annual accounts of The Pokémon Company, reporting sales of 204 billion yen ($1.5 billion) and net income of 41 billion yen ($350 million).

According to the independent gaming industry consultant, Dr. Serkan Toto von Kantan Games, these numbers mark a “record fiscal year” for the company, with net income up 123% year over year. The company’s financial results cover the period through the end of February 2022, meaning they include sales of Pokémon products released in the 12 months prior to that date.

These include New Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Pokémon Legends: Arceus sold 6.5 million copies in its first week, making it the fastest-selling Pokémon game on the Switch. Meanwhile, sold out Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Brilliant Pearl 6 million units in their first week. By the end of March 2022, Legends had sold 12.64 million copies, while Brilliant Diamond and Brilliant Pearl had sold 14.65 million combined.

Arceus’ numbers are particularly notable given that it’s a standalone title, as opposed to the usual two-version releases of Pokémon (which can lead to higher sales as particularly dedicated fans buy both variants). Pokémon Legends: Arceus has received very good reviews from many quarters, both press and players. This was partly due to the fact that the title differed significantly from the concept of the previous games and thus brought a breath of fresh air to the franchise.

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