Like other companies in the video game industry, The Pokémon Company has released a report reviewing in numbers the performance of its products during the fiscal year 2020, which ended last February. Its figures could hardly be better, and it has already been configured as the second-best fiscal cycle in the history of the Japanese company, only behind 2017 (launch of Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sun / Pokémon Moon ).
The full breakdown can be found on Game biz, but analyst Daniel Ahmad (ZhugeEx) has shared a summary via his Twitter account. In it, it can be seen that TPC has achieved a net profit of 15,367 million yen (about 143 million dollars ), which marks a growth of 14.8% over the previous year.
Of course, Pokémon GO continues to be the largest revenue engine in its ranks, as evidenced by a comparative table where you can see the massive growth the company experienced after bringing the augmented reality game to mobile four years ago. However, Pokemon Sword / Pokemon Shield has also contributed enormously to these numbers – we recall that the eighth generation of creatures is also one of the most successful in the entire franchise.
In our analysis of Pokemon Sword and Shield, we explain why the latest from Game Freak seems quite remarkable to us, although like many other fans think, perhaps below expectations. And what about your future? It does not seem that there is a reissue in the style of Yellow, Crystal, and successes on the way, but two DLC full of news. The first of these, the Isle of Armor, would go on sale in late June and will offer new details very soon.