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Pokémon Company's Profit Jumped 50% Over Last Year - And 2019 Is Probably Going To Outperform Even That

The Pokémon Company has had an incredibly successful year, which has resulted in its net profit increasing by over 50% since 2018.

In the 2018 fiscal year, the net profit of the Pokémon Company was around $81 million, which has now increased to $124 million in the 2019 fiscal year, marking a jump in profits of over 50% (thanks, Serkantoto). The numbers don't include the cash generated by the Pokémon Center stores.

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The past year has seen the continued success of Pokémon Go, which keeps adding new features and new Pokémon for people to find. 2018 also saw the release of the Pokémon: Let's Go games, which sold over ten million copies and are currently the fifth best-selling games on the Nintendo Switch.

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The Pokémon Company has been seeing a steady growth in its net profits every since the release of Pokémon Go. The 2017 fiscal year brought in $143.3 million for the Pokémon Company, which was the best year in the company's history. The 2019 results are the second best year in the company's history.

The Pokémon Company is also set to have a banner year in 2020, as the current fiscal year began in March. Next year's figures will include the money from Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, as well as the upcoming Pokémon Sword & Shield for the Nintendo Switch. It's also possible that the upcoming Pokémon smartphone apps & games will be a hit for the company, with games like Pokémon Home, Pokémon Masters, and Pokémon Sleep due to be released in the future.

The success of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu means that there will be more live-action Pokémon movies in the future, which means that the Pokémon Company could have its own shared universe in the making with the potential to earn billions at the box office. The success of the Nintendo Switch and the fact that Nintendo isn't splitting its attention between handheld and home consoles means that the potential audience for new Pokémon video games will be bigger than ever in the future.

Pokémon Sword & Shield are due to be released for the Nintendo Switch in 2019.

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