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User Info: cosmicstarfish1

cosmicstarfish1
3 years ago#1
Is Gamefreak finally getting the idea that the bulk of their fans are 16 and up. With origins and the new commerical for x and y it just seems that gamefreak finally is.
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User Info: Heliotrope

Heliotrope
3 years ago#2
cosmicstarfish1 posted...
Is Gamefreak finally getting the idea that the bulk of their fans are 16 and up. With origins and the new commerical for x and y it just seems that gamefreak finally is.


I'm not so sure of that...

So, in answer to your question: no.
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User Info: MidnightCrew

MidnightCrew
3 years ago#3
The bulk of their fans are not 16 and up.
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User Info: scitch1

scitch1
3 years ago#4
the bulk of the fans ARE 16 and up lol , im 25 and most pokemon fans come from my generation
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User Info: SirPierce

SirPierce
3 years ago#5
TC is correct. Countless polls on various sites have shown the average Pokemon player to be in their 20s.

Teens and adults in the XY commercials.
Pokemon Origins.
Seemingly older protagonists in the last couple games.
Possibly older Ash.

I agree, TC.
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User Info: SirPierce

SirPierce
3 years ago#6
scitch1 posted...
the bulk of the fans ARE 16 and up lol , im 25 and most pokemon fans come from my generation


Exactly. I am 25 as well. I don't know anyone under 13 that likes Pokemon. I know many people over 20 that do.
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User Info: Rogue Mutt

Rogue Mutt
3 years ago#7
I think they are beginning to understand that the fanbase, while still comprised of children for the most part, is starting to age. Better explanations in-game of battle mechanics is one of the things that seems to indicate that, to me at least.

Having said that, I highly doubt that Nintendo is actively seeking to please their original fanbase, some of whom, like myself, are nearing 30. If we still play, that's great and I'm sure Nintendo will be happy to have our money, but the focus will always be on a younger audience.
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User Info: ej92

ej92
3 years ago#8
You know, I actually think they are.
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User Info: XWolfO

XWolfO
3 years ago#9
Yeah, they are kind of starting to notice us older fans. Slowly, but hey, at least it's a good start.
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User Info: Sloth9230

Sloth9230
3 years ago#10
SirPierce posted...
TC is correct. Countless polls on various sites have shown the average Pokemon player to be in their 20s.

Teens and adults in the XY commercials.
Pokemon Origins.
Seemingly older protagonists in the last couple games.
Possibly older Ash.

I agree, TC.


I already explained to you that the commercials are just a marketing ploy. And as for those countless polls... what makes you think children join any of the sites that had them?
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