Quantcast
Japan: Pokemon X/Y most popular with college students - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Japan: Pokemon X/Y most popular with college students


6:00 PM on 10.19.2013
Pokemon X/YJapan: Pokemon X/Y most popular with college students photo



[Photo by Matt Baume]

Pokemon was once thought of as a series designed for kids. Going forward, it may be seen more as a series designed for adults who want to feel like kids again. The game moved nearly 2 million units in its first week in Japan, with the majority of those sales going to young adults in college.

One thought is that younger consumers are too busy with exams for Pokemon at the moment. My guess is it's more because Pokemon X/Y seems specifically designed for people who "grew out" of Pokemon ten or so years ago. The heavy inclusion of Gen 1 Pokemon (complete with anime-style voice acting for Pikachu), the effort to make the world feel "more real" than prior games, the ability to go shopping for your avatar and take Vine-like "selfy" videos all seem tailor made for young adults that Pokemon to appeal to both their childhood dreams and adult preferences. 

It'll be interesting to see if Pokemon X/Y goes on to draw in a whole new generation of fans in the way that Street Fighter 4 and J.J. Abrams's Star Trek did, or if it will continue to find most of its audience among 90s kids. 

Pokémon X And Y Sold Mainly To College Students In Japan [Siliconera]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






3DS

12:30 PM on 04.18.2014
PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One in March 2014

PS4 sales topped 7 million as of Sony's last count, while Microsoft says upwards of 5 million Xbox One consoles have been shipped to retailers since launch. The former system was the best-seller for March (that's three months...more



8:30 AM on 04.18.2014
Persona Q: New battle system videos show Boost system

It's gotten to the point to where I'm checking my YouTube subscriptions first thing in the morning to see if there are any more videos from Atlus on their upcoming wares. Today we're in luck as a couple of new videos on Pers...more



8:00 AM on 04.18.2014
Watch the new Pokemon movie in Japan, get Diancie and Darkrai

Japan is holding a rather neat promotion for its newest Pokemon movie -- Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. If you go see the film in theaters on July 19th, you'll not only net the new titular Pokemon, but you'll also na...more



View all 3DS






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more