DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that according to sources, Nintendo initially turned down the proposal for the development of the Pocket Monster, or what everyone now knows as Pokemon, several times?Nintendo had seen no future ahead of the project when it was pitched to them, until Shigeru Miyamoto, a world-famous video game designer, and creator, took an interest in it. And it didn’t fail them! It actually took them by surprise when it ranked second as the most successful franchise ever, Mario being the all-time top seller.
From the legendary Gameboy to smartphones, Pokemon truly deserves to be hailed as one of the most successful media franchise of all time. In 2016, Pokemon found its footings on smartphones as the first generation of Pokemon Go has become available. The game application was conceptualized in 2014 by Satoru Iwata of Nintendo and Tsunekazu Ishihara of The Pokemon Company. It has then earned the reputation of a phenomenal game as it has taken gamers out of the living rooms on the streets in the quest for catching all the Pokemon. The availability of the game on both iOS and Android smartphones has paved the way for more than 75 million people to play the game, making it the Best Mobile and Handheld Game in The Game Awards 2016. Of course, aside from Pokemon Go there are other Pokemon games for PC that you could try to play.