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coachcline Posted at: 22:26 Sep17 2010 Post ID: 2903798
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As we all know, Pokemon is second highest selling video game franchise ever, second only to Mario. But, I don't really think the Pokemon series gets enough attention in video game media. Take shows like X-Play on G4 for example or even Nintendo Power, they barely mention Pokemon at all. Pokemon games a lucky to even get reviews on X-Play, and sometimes they just put them online and don't even air them. And when a new Pokemon game is announced Nintendo Power doesn't even mention it until we already know everything there is to know about it.

To be the second highest selling series ever, I find it odd that it's as low-key as it is. Every main series game is quality and the most any media outlet will show about them is just a quick mention. Millions of fans, but still no widespread hype or promotion like Mario or other successful franchises. When a Halo or Mario game or whatever comes out and sells big like usual you always hear about it, but when a new Pokemon game comes out, even if it sells like a million copies in a couple days, you simply never hear about it.

I'm not bagging on anybody here, but I don't think Pokemon gets the recognition it deserves, I don't know if its the "Kiddie" stigma or what but the media simply doesn't cover it very much. I'm not saying make a detailed description of every game and every aspect contained in it, but they should delve deeper than "Hey, Pokemon X Version and Y Version just came out, go buy it."

What do you think? Do you think the media doesn't show enough love to the Pokemon franchise?

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Forgoten_Scars Posted at: 08:47 Sep18 2010 Post ID: 2903926
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It's because Mario is awesome. Plumber crack ftw.
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hatershateme Posted at: 08:54 Sep18 2010 Post ID: 2903941
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Because some people think Pokemon games are childish.

Or they had no Pokemon loving when they were young

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GoldenPili Posted at: 10:18 Sep18 2010 Post ID: 2903979
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Forgoten_Scars said:It's because Mario is awesome. Plumber crack ftw.


I lol'd.

It's because the franchise is so massively awesome, it doesn't need promotion. We just hear about it through word-of-mouth. Its places like PokeBeach & Seribii, who tell the hardcore fans whats going on. Then some of those fans tell other fans, who tell other fans.. Blah blah blah.

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Quake Posted at: 14:07 Sep18 2010 Post ID: 2904028
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This is true, I play pokemon but I only ever hear about these games from people


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Dark Breloom Posted at: 15:09 Sep18 2010 Post ID: 2904048
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Yeah, I have noticed that. I mean, I get Nintendo Power and they mention like old Mario games or old Metroid games and yet they don't mention old Pokemon games, although they had a huge section on HG&SS.
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spyro madgirl Posted at: 14:12 Sep22 2010 Post ID: 2906557
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If Pokémon had been mentioned more over the years I bet it'd be much trendier and less childish these days. It would be nice if people could say 'I play Pokémon' and get no stick for it... you don't see Mario fans getting any stick for saying 'I play Mario'!
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coachcline Posted at: 18:51 Sep22 2010 Post ID: 2906767
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spyro madgirl said:If Pokémon had been mentioned more over the years I bet it'd be much trendier and less childish these days. It would be nice if people could say 'I play Pokémon' and get no stick for it... you don't see Mario fans getting any stick for saying 'I play Mario'!


Exactly. This is why my friends are the only ones who know I play Pokemon.

When you get down to the nitty gritty Pokemon is far more complex than any children's game.

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ShadowStriker64 Posted at: 05:30 Sep23 2010 Post ID: 2907012
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No one knows i play pokemon.it'd ruin my rep.Except when HG/SS came out.i played at school with one friend and everyone cheered me on to win..and i won.My Alakazam FTW

but yea.mayby B/W will be different since it seems to be targeted at the older generation


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Volke Posted at: 05:52 Sep23 2010 Post ID: 2907037
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Easy to guess why. Pokémon sells enough as it is. Nintendo is pleased with the success of the Mario franchise and probably don't want anything overtaking it except something else that's Nintendo. Pokémon games aren't actually Nintendo, they're Game Freak. The games are just exclusive to Nintendo consoles. Therefore, if the biggest selling franchise of all time isn't a Nintendo series, even if the said series appears exclusively on Nintendo consoles, they ain't gonna be happy because it means less recognition. Let's face it, Nintendo usually has ulterior motives, anyway. Sometimes I think they release a new version of the DS every month that's basically the same as the old version with the exception that it has a small camera or something that will be essential for playing future DS releases just because it brings in the cash.

Either that, or Game Freak don't see the need in investing in advertising. Let's face it, they don't need to. Every person who plays video games takes a look in a video games shop at some point (with the exception of those fat, basement-dwelling weirdos who ask their parents to buy their video games for them because they'll shrivel up if they step out into the fresh air and sunlight) and when a new Pokémon game is out (or two, most likely), they're not exactly difficult to notice, since they usually cover an entire section which is usually place right in front of the entrance.

That, and you'll have to buy both versions of the game if you want Gengar so it's double the money.


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coachcline Posted at: 18:26 Sep23 2010 Post ID: 2907297
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True, very true lmao.

But still, I think Pokemon deserves a little more coverage than what they get. The media continually goes on & on & on about new Halo or Call of Duty games but Pokemon is lucky to get an entire paragraph in most cases.

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spyro madgirl Posted at: 16:23 Sep28 2010 Post ID: 2909523
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It just makes me sad that there could be such cool Pokémon merchandise if the designers put their minds to it... T-shirts and bags and stuff that isn't just decorated with the crappy anime art. If they could get hold of some artists to come up with some awesome T-shirt designs with Pokémon or characters on, as in similar quality to some of the fan art you see today, they could sell pretty well.

They really need to print Will from the Johto Elite Four on a T-shirt.
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coachcline Posted at: 18:00 Sep28 2010 Post ID: 2909572
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Yeah, the only Pokemon T-Shirts around are the ones made for kids with anime characters on them. I'd like to see T-Shirts of random Pokemon on them, either with the Sugimori art or, like you said, ones with pics made by artists.

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