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Aug 12

The Pokémon Company International Licensed Retail Sales - $2.98 Billion in 2018

Posted by Sunain | August 12th 2019 at 08:54 AM EDT
Tags: Anime, TCG, Merchandise, Movie, Magazine, Sales, Detective Pikachu, Funko
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According to the August 2019 Issue of License! Global Top 150 Global Licensors, The Pokémon Company International is now the 23rd most profitable retail licensor worldwide selling over $2.8 billion USD in licensed products worldwide in 2018. This is down from $3.3 billion USD in 2017.

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The Pokémon Company International - $2.98 Billion - 2018

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of the The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing and marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.

With robust licensing programs spanning gaming, toys, apparel and accessories, designer collaborations, tech gear, home décor, and more, The Pokémon Company International continued to reach broad global audiences last year, giving fans more ways to engage with the beloved Pokémon brand.

Key licensees in 2018 included Wicked Cool Toys (master toy licensee for TPCi), Mattel's Mega Construx, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Ravensburger, which added figures, plush, roleplay items, puzzels and more to their growing lineup of official Pokémon merchandise. In addition, TPCi and Punko announced their first agreement to bring Funko Pop! Pokémon figure to retail, featuring the iconic Pokémon, Pikachu. The popularity of the product led to an expanded deal, resulting in the companies' launching a new "A Day with Pikachu" collection starting in February 2019, featuring a series of themed Pikachu figures available exclusively on PokemonCenter.com - the official destination for Pokémon merchandise in the U.S. - and more Funko Pop! Pokémon figures.

Major programs were based on a license of the globally popular TV animation, which boasts more than 1,000 episodes spanning 22 seasons. Recent seasons, including "Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon - Ultra Adventures" and "Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon Ultra Legends," aired via worldwide broadcast partners in 2018 and 2019, respectively. TCPi and Fathom Events also collaborated to debut the 21st animated Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us, at select theaters across multiple territories. TPCi also rolled out new offerings for the Pokémon TCG, which contines to be one of the best-selling card games in the world with more than 25.7 billion cards shipped to 74 countries in 11 languages. In tandem, TPCi's ongoing partnerships with mass retailers like Amazon, Carrfour, GameStop, Sainsbury's, Target, Tesco, and Walmart, plus many international independent retailers remain as additional awareness drivers for official merchandise like the Pokémon TCG.

Furthermore, the "Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu!" and "Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee!" video games launched in November 2018, and since March 2019, have sold more than 10.63 million units worldwide, making them the fifth best-selling Nintendo Switch titles to date. These titles also offer cross-platform connectivity with the incredibly popular "Pokémon GO" mobile game, which continued to build significant awareness for the brand as it reached more than 850 million downloads as of August 2018.

The strength of the Pokémon brand and its ability to bring customers into retail aisles led to several industry accolades in 2018, including a nomination for Action Figure of the Year by The Toy Association and a No. 6 ranking in NPD's Top 10 Toy Properties for January to June 2018.

TCPi's licensing and retail programs experienced further growth in 2019 and beyond with the premiere of the first-ever live-action Pokémon film, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, the upcoming release of the "Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield" video games, and a slow of new partnerships and merchandise to delight customers.

In May 2019, Pokémon Detective Pikachu premiered in theaters worldwide, released in partnership with Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment. As the No. 1 movie in worldwide gross for three consecutive weeks, the film's success in garnering global mainstream buzz yielded a variety of merchandise and licensing opportunities, including the launch of a special Detective Pikachu expansion for the Pokémon TCG, movie-themed toy lines by Wicked Cool Toys and Mattel's Mega Construx, and a collaboration with global fashion retailer H&M to release a range of apparel and accessories for adults and children.

Retailers such as Hamleys, Harrods and Joue Club also joined in the celebrating the Pokémon Detective Pikachu premiere in stores. GameStop and Walmart held unique promotions to celebrate the movie release, and Target hosted in-store events with the recently launched "Pokémon Pass" app. Expanding its retail marketing initiatives, TPCi created "Pokémon Pass" to further develop digital reward programs to provide deeper engagement with the brand for retail customers.

Lastly, 2019 welcomed numerous fashion collaborations with designers like Jeremy Scott, GCDS and Bobby Abley for their respective spring/summer 2019 collections that have appeared on runways in London, Milan, and New York.

In addition, TPCi partnered with several global fashion retailers, including Primark for an exclusive range of women;s apparel, now on sale in Europe, as well as adidas for a special adidas NEO collection of apparel, footwear and accessories, which is available in China with plans to introduce more items to fans around the world in the future.

Source: https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/b0a2d8f9#/b0a2d8f9/42

Article edited on 2019-08-12 08:57:59 by Sunain
Apr 13

The Pokémon Company International Licensed Retail Sales Reach $3.3 Billion Per Year

Posted by Sunain | April 13th 2017 at 11:23 PM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Magazine, Sales
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According to the April 2017 Volume 20 Number 2 Issue of License! Global Top 150 Global Licensors, The Pokémon Company International is now the 19th most profitable retail licensor worldwide selling over $3.3 billion USD a year in licensed products worldwide. The 20th Anniversary campaign in 2016 certainly helped its sales as it greatly surpassed its $2 billion USD and 34th place in 2015. Pokémon GO and Pokémon Sun and Moon also helped the brand. To put this incredible achievement into perspective, The Pokémon Company International has now passed major companies such as: Ford, the NBA and Playboy for sales and is just behind the NFL and GM.

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License! Global Top 150 Global Licensors Report - THE POKÉMON COMPANY INTERNATIONAL

Pokémon enjoyed an incredibly strong year at retail in 2016, which marked the brand’s 20th anniversary. The milestone, which recognized the first introduction of Pokémon video games 20 years ago, catapulted the perennially popular brand into the global spotlight and kicked off with the first-ever Pokémon Super Bowl commercial. The company also introduced the mobile game “Pokémon Go,” which became a global phenomenon and was downloaded 650 million times.

Pokémon followed this success with “Pokémon Sun” and “Pokémon Moon” for the Nintendo 3DS, which became the third best-selling Nintendo 3DS titles of all time, adding to the 280 million Pokémon video games already sold. The Pokémon trading card game continues to be popular with 21.5 billion cards shipped globally as of 2016, and was the No. 1 selling toy in the strategic card games subclass. Pokémon animation aligned with Disney XD as its new U.S. broadcast partner.

The Pokémon animated TV series includes more than 900 episodes spanning 20 seasons and is licensed for broadcast in more than 160 countries, as well as on a variety of VOD platforms around the world. In 2017, the award-winning “Pokémon Go” mobile game will continue to receive ongoing updates with new characters, seasonal in-game events and ongoing support from promotional collaborations with Sprint and Starbucks in the U.S.

The latest TCG expansion, Pokémon TCG: Sun and Moon, launched in North America and Europe in February, the first of four expansions that will launch quarterly. The 20th season of the Pokémon animated series, titled “Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon,” will debut in 2017, as will the 20th animated Pokémon movie, and production will begin on Detective Pikachu, the first live-action Pokémon movie. Additionally, the Pokémon Company will continue to introduce new experiences for the brand across mobile and core gaming, animation, TCG, licensed products including toys, apparel and more.

Source: http://images2.advanstar.com/PixelMags/license-global/pdf/2017-04-top150.pdf (Page T14)

Article edited on 2017-04-13 11:26:47 by Sunain
Jun 27

Pokémon Life (ポケモンLife)

Posted by Sunain | June 27th 2015 at 01:20 PM EDT
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A new magazine is being released by Shogakukan called Pokémon Life (ポケモンLife). The first issue will be released on July 30th, 2015 and it is aimed at Pokémon fans mainly in their late teens and 20s. It will feature: interviews, illustrations, photos and the state of activity of POKEMON With YOU. The first issue will cost 1200yen including tax and it will include a Shoko Nakagawa x Nymphia poster with poem (中川翔子×ニンフィア ポエムつきポスター) and a Pikachu Card Case (ピカチュウカードケース).

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Source: http://family.shogakukan.co.jp/p/

Article edited on 2015-07-04 03:31:39 by Adamant
May 07

The Pokémon Company International Licensed Sales Reach $2 Billion Per Year

Posted by Sunain | May 7th 2015 at 01:52 AM EDT
Tags: Merchandise, Magazine, Sales
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According to the May 2015 Issue of License! Global Top 150 Global Licensors, The Pokémon Company International is now selling over $2 billion USD a year in licensed products worldwide and it is the 34th highest selling licensed brand in the world. The reason for this significant milestone is due to the fact that the company has now sold over 270 million video games, 21.5 billion TCG cards and the Pokémon Anime VOD sales are thriving on services like Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and Amazon.

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Source: http://images2.advanstar.com/PixelMags/license-global/digitaledition/05-2015-top150.html#16

Article edited on 2015-05-07 02:28:00 by Sunain
Feb 27

Official Pokémon Magazine launches in the UK

Posted by Sunain | February 27th 2013 at 10:02 AM EST
Tags: Merchandise, Magazine
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Official Pokémon Magazine will be releasing a printed version of the magazine starting on March 20th, 2013 in the United Kingdom. The magazine will cover the videogames, the Trading Card Game, the TV shows, the films and a lot more. The first issue costs £3.99 but if people subscribe now, they can get the first three issues for £5. A years subscription costs £40.

The first magazine comes with four free Pokémon gifts. There's a massive double-sided poster featuring Emboar, Serperior and Samurott. There is a Pokémon sticker sheet featuring Kyurem, Reshiram, Zekrom and many more. Then there are some Pokémon door hangers with Pikachu on one side and Meowth on the other. Finally, there is four Pokémon badges featuring Tepig, Snivy, Oshawott and Pikachu.

13 issues of the Official Pokémon Magazine will be released a year, all edited by ONM Editor-in-Chief Chandra Nair.

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Magazine Subscription Details

Official Pokémon Magazine is your one-stop shop for everything Pokémon! It's your ultimate guide to all the latest videogame, TV series, film and trading card info, and also comes with amazing Pokémon-themed gifts every single month. So don't miss out, subscribe today!

The amazing launch issue brings the first details of brand new Nintendo 3DS videogame Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. It also boasts a pullout Pokémon X and Pokémon Y poster, a separate, double-sided Pokémon poster, a set of four Pokémon Pin Badges and an awesome page of Pokémon vinyl stickers. It's a Pokémon extravaganza!

*Take advantage of this special launch offer and try the first 3 issues for just £5!

Plus, continue to subscribe and continue to save! There's no obligation and you're free to cancel at any time, but if you like what you read then your subscription will continue at the low rate of just £9.99 every three months. That's a saving of 23% off the cover price!

Pre-order now: Official Pokémon Magazine launches on the 20th March! Subscribe by the 6th March to ensure you receive the very first issue!

Sources: http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/pokw13/ and http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/47208/were-launching-the-official-pokemon-magazine-next-month-subscribe-now-for-pound5/

Article edited on 2013-02-27 10:06:17 by Sunain
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