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Major game releases help The Pokémon Company to record fiscal year

The Japanese company achieved a year-on-year sales increase of 123 percent.

Chris Kerr

May 31, 2022

1 Min Read
Legendary Pokemon Arceus drifting through a kaleidoscopic aether

The Pokémon Company has delivered another record financial year thanks to a deluge of game releases including Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

As reported by Dr. Serkan Toto, the CEO of Japan-focused game consultancy Katan Games Inc, sales at The Pokémon Company increased by 70.4 percent year-on-year to $1.6 billion.

Operating profit rose by 115 percent to $460 million, and net profit increased by 123 percent to $320 million.

Although The Pokémon Company isn't obliged to report those numbers due to its status as a private company, the figures were made public via a filing published in the Japanese government's official gazette.

According to Toto, those aforementioned game releases are a "major reason" for The Pokémon Company's success. It'll be interesting to see how the Japanese company fares during the current fiscal year, which will see it release new mainline Pokémon titles for the Nintendo Switch, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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