The Pokémon success is undeniable, and whoever thinks that he is no longer what he was is very wrong. In fact, the financial results for the last fiscal year 2020/2021 (which ended on February 28, 2021) are disclosed as the best in 24 years of history from The Pokémon Company.
The analyst Serkan toto, at the Kantan Games firm, has shared on his website the data, which were disclosed as usual by the Official Japanese Government Gazette. For the first time, The Pokémon Company not only publishes its net profit, but also its sales volume.
In the fiscal year that spanned most of 2020 through February 2021, The Pokémon Company had 120 trillion yen in sales, which translates to $ 1.1 billion. His net profit after taxes has been $ 170 million.
$ 170 million represents an increase of 21.2% from the previous fiscal year, of $ 143 million. It is also considerably higher than the result of the fiscal year 2016/2017, the one with the record to date. Let’s remember that 2016 was the launch year of Pokémon Go.
Pokémon Go continues to grow and helps The Pokémon Company report its highest profit ever in FY20 / 21 https://t.co/G32KEGKMi9
– Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) May 31, 2021
The most surprising thing is that The Pokémon Company has reached this figure without any big name releases last year, only the DLC for Pokémon Sword and Shield and Pokémon Mystery World Rescue Team DX in March 2020. However, Pokemon goFar from faltering, it had its best year during 2020 (despite lockdowns), and competitive trading card (CCC) sales have also increased in the last year.
2021 (which is also the 25th anniversary of the saga) can easily surpass 2020, thanks to the launches of New Pokémon Snap (now on sale), Pokémon Shiny Diamond and Shimmering Pearl in November, Pokémon Legends Arceus in January 2022 and the expected launch of the MOBA Pokémon Unite sometime in 2021.
Fountain: Serkan toto