Is Pokemon the most milked franchise in the history of gaming?

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3 years ago#1
3-5 main line games per console (including Director's Cuts, remakes, etc.), 100+ spinoffs, 700+ anime episodes, 16 movies, 5000+ trading cards, books, DVDs, toys, apparel, Happy Meal prizes, plushies, etc. etc.

Same cookie cutter formula applied over and over and over. The mainline series' gameplay hasn't evolved in a major way since Ruby/Sapphire. The anime episodes recycle the same plot structure over and over again.
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3 years ago#2
iGenesis topic.
3 years ago#3
Pretty sure there are other things that are far more milked then Pokemon.
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3 years ago#4
DeathSoul2000 posted...
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3 years ago#5
Just like clockwork.
From: DeathSoul2000 | Posted: 1/8/2013 6:42:31 AM | #002
iGenesis topic.

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3 years ago#6
Solar_Crimson posted...
Just like clockwork.
From: DeathSoul2000 | Posted: 1/8/2013 6:42:31 AM | #002
iGenesis topic.

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3 years ago#7
masa8mune posted...
Solar_Crimson posted...
Just like clockwork.
From: DeathSoul2000 | Posted: 1/8/2013 6:42:31 AM | #002
iGenesis topic.
3 years ago#8
Yes it's a milked franchise, because every game in the series does 5+ million world wide <_<
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3 years ago#9
From: iGenesis | #001
Same cookie cutter formula

From: DeathSoul2000 | #002
iGenesis topic.

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3 years ago#10
All of the Pokemon main entries are very good. So good that they can still release 2 version of the game and it will still sell like hotcakes. And a decent amount of the spinoffs are good as well.

Milked franchises are usually much worse off in terms of quality. Yes, Ash is still a n00b in the anime. Yes, there's all kinds of merchandise (some of it pretty good). And yes, the TGC isn't as good as many others, though it's still a fun game in its own right. But the games is where it's at, it's the driving force of Pokemon. And that's more than alright.
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