It is often thought that Nintendo owns Pokémon and, despite the intimate relationship between the company and the brand, the reality is not so simple. The franchise is commanded by The Pokémon Company, a firm created in 1998 and from which Nintendo, Game Freak and Creatures share the pie of their benefits and decisions to be made in three parts. The confusion is so widespread that even Nintendo itself took advantage of the success of Pokémon GO in the stock market, although its responsibility in the mobile project of the Pokémon Company and Niantic was practically testimonial. As recently explained in a new video translated by Siliconera, the producer of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Junichi Masuda, is also very aware of user error.
Being Game Freak the developers of the main games of the saga of pocket monsters, Masuda told with laughter that “I’ve asked about 200 people which company is responsible for making Pokémon games. Almost 100% of them Nintendo responded. I have a feeling that people think I’m part of Nintendo. “It’s not something that Masuda’s strangers think, since their relatives are the first to link Pokémon with Nintendo:” Some of my family members ask me for help to get discounts on Nintendo consoles (laughs). I constantly repeat that I don’t work at Nintendo. ”
Masuda recalled one of the latest anecdotes about this general confusion:” I went to visit my parents recently. A family saw me and the son asked his father “ Hey! Isn’t it Masuda-san? ‘The father did not hesitate to explain that’ someone from Nintendo would never come to a place like this’ (laughs). I wanted to ask you to follow me on Twitter ” Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the next major releases of the company after the developments of Pokémon. They will arrive exclusively on Nintendo Switch on November 15th.