Pokémon has been 'catching 'em all' since it was released back in the days of yore. And by ''em' I mean consumers, and by 'catching' I mean selling them stuff. Loads of stuff. Adding a substantial chunk to the series' ludicrous 200 million total, Pokémon Black/White has sold 2 million units in two weeks - in the US alone.
This is in addition to the 5 million units Nintendo has shifted in Japan. Truly Pokémon is the franchise that keeps on giving for Nintendo.
I find this quite interesting - just who is still buying Pokémon games? As a 29 year old, I think I was just that little bit too old to catch on to the series when it was first released, so I never cottoned on to the hype juggernaut to begin with. I'm totally aware, however, that there are hordes of people, 4-5 years younger than me who have continued to play and love every single Pokémon game ever released. It seems like Nintendo has somehow managed to maintain that older audience whilst continuing to recruit new gamers.
It's got me wondering - plenty of you guys fall into the 18-29 bracket. How many of you guys are still playing Pokémon? What keeps you coming back to the series despite minimum changes in gameplay? Is it nostalgia? Is it the fun factor? Let us know in the comments below.