The Pokemon GO Craze in Central Park

Published on by Frank Holmes

Pokemon Go: Video shows moment rare Vaporeon appears in Central Park and all hell breaks loose!

Japan is the origin of Pokemon, and the land of spinoffs in terms of games and toys, so it is not surprising that Japan is unquestionably the Pokemon stronghold for sales and popularity. Second to Japan is not the remainder of Asia (though Pokemon animation has been dubbed into most languages and the game is on the market and popular), but instead North America and Europe, particular the previous where video gaming is intense and enthusiastic fans hold many events.

Merchandising of Pokemon seems to be split between older and younger crowd: the older crowd (teens) can be more intent on gaming and far less on buying stuffed toys, animation, and Pokemon game cards. Gamers often develop favorite characters, however, and many times will buy a Pokemon stuffed toy. Particularly now, as the discharge of Pokemon Black and White has quite literally set off a new Pokemon rage, older gamers as well as the more common younger crowd are buying Pokemon Black and White Plush Toys, Pokemon zukan and Tomy figures, and Pokemon Cards, that are seen right now as collector's items. Nintendo has a big hit with anything steps to take in the Black and White series.

In Russia, Pokemon was banned for a long time for obscure reasons, but Pokemon animation dubbed in Russian and other Pokemon goods are back in the marketplace now. Pokemon doesn't appear to have captured the imagination whatever the Russian youth equally as much as Nintendo would really like however. Still, Russia can be an exception. In other areas such as the Middle East, Pokemon has shown the same craze popularity as it posseses elsewhere but in some places the cards have been banned due to local laws. In England really wish some trouble for a long time due to fisticuffs fighting among youth over Pokemon cards but the specific situation seems to have peaceful now and is actually returning to normal.

Perhaps not everything surprising in mainly Hindu India because of its own incredible pantheon of gods, Pokemon was a national craze for many years, when using the animation dubbed in both Hindi and Tamil, and shops springing up in all the major cities selling Pokemon merchandise. The craze has leveled off for the moment although it's my guess that sales are certain to spike again with the introduction of Pokemon Black and White. India may be hooked.

Capture your Pokemon GO hunting with a GoPro 4 Silver action camera.

In other regions of Asia such as the Philippines and Thailand, Pokemon merchandising has concealed the success yet that merchants would really like but like in other places the animation is very fashionable, as well as where the animation is popular the merchandising usually follows (I call it the Disney Standard). Similar Pokemon figures are coming out of Brazil and the rest of South America. Pokemon games and goods are popular in South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand likewise, pretty much on any level with Europe.

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