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Really is there much money to even be made off of the game itself? The micro-transactions, sure, but there isn't much to purchase. I have 230 pokecoins from gyms just sitting, don't know what's worth spending them on. There are no adds. The only thing I see as very profitable would be the brand resurgence.

The in game shop would probably be more profitable if they added potions, and great/ultra balls for sale. I've ran out of potions quite a few times now. Think I have over 100 normal pokeballs, but only 30 something great and 15ish ultra balls atm. Upgraded storage and incubators are the only thing really worth getting
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Lures are probably the biggest thing selling in the shop, given that it's the only way to reliably acquire them. Sure, you occasionally get them from levelling but I would suspect they make a decent amount of cash from people buying them hand over fist.
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'investors'

 

More like blind day traders by the sounds of it.

   
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Originally Posted by girugamesh View Post

This isn't much different from social networks with a market value of billions. Billions worth of what?

"Market capitalization" is simply the share price multiplied by number of shares. It's not a great indicator of value, but it's relatively decent.
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Really is there much money to even be made off of the game itself? The micro-transactions, sure, but there isn't much to purchase. I have 230 pokecoins from gyms just sitting, don't know what's worth spending them on. There are no adds. The only thing I see as very profitable would be the brand resurgence.

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Sponsored Pokey Gym locations is going to be the big money maker. Places like McDonald and other Restaurants would pay through the nose to make their place a Gym
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investor being stupid as always. I wonder if someone will use this as an excuse to sue Nintendo for not owning pokemon LOL
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From the article you linked:
That explains why I thought Nintendo owned Pokemon...

they do, indirectly.

nintendo has partial ownership of pokemon company.
post #18 of 22
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they do, indirectly.

nintendo has partial ownership of pokemon company.
Pretty sure it is actually the majority.
No pokemon game gets made without Nintendo's permission, not even on Non Nintendo platforms.
http://www.geek.com/games/nintendo-is-allowing-a-26-ios-pokedex-to-launch-next-week-1528757/
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According to their legal blabber Nintendo actually owns the rights to the Pokémon trademarks, along with the Pokémon Company.

 

Might get a bit more complex than we're told...

   
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Pretty sure it is actually the majority.

As I stated earlier, Nintendo has 32% stake in the Pokemon Company...
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