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Comic 108: Pokemon (Stock) Going (Up)

So as most of you probably have seen by now, Pokémon Go has been doing great... and made Nintendo's stock rise a lot, even beyond Sony's. (Even though it's dropped since then... after Nintendo made it clear they actually didn't get most of the money and didn't even really publish the game)

Also have a new character, Niantic! She loves going on adventures and exploring places


by lirvilas at 29th Jul 2016, 12:06 PM

Yes yes this is the page I was expecting from you. NIcE

by Zanreo at 30th Jul 2016, 12:54 AM

Thanks :D

by MadJak91 at 29th Jul 2016, 2:00 PM

I have my reservations, but that is me, although probably better than Pokemon Shuffle and that one game I forgot about. I played those and they simply threw micros at me all the time in a very mobile game like fashion.

Bro is playing GO so I have a bit of knowledge. Seems cool. Just wish some people would not be so annoying lmao :D

We will see how long this will last. They can potentially unlock other Gens which would guarantee longer life but then the game is really simple after a while.

Myself, I take GO as an experiment and watch it as such :D

by Zanreo at 30th Jul 2016, 12:59 AM

I see, never played Shuffle (and have no interest) but by the other one do you mean Link/Trozei Battle for 3DS? If so, while it is free-to-play (or "free-to-start" as Nintendo prefers to call it - a much more appropiate name really) it only lets you pay up to a certain point - when you've already spent a certain amount of money on points to unlock new areas it switches to giving you 1000 points for free as much as you want (and at that point you probably won't need a lot more anyway).

They ARE going to unlock newer gens at some point (which was confirmed even before release - if it would only stay Kanto I'd probably have slightly less interest since that's really one of my least favorite gens overall, haha) and also add new features later on.

by MadJak91 at 31st Jul 2016, 12:07 AM

Battle I guess? Not sure about the name.
The 3D one where you can pick your Poke and run around stages collecting gems and fighting bosses at the end. You work for some king and it uses Mii characters.
I played it a bit but the fact that you have to wait a lot of time so you can replay the area was too much :D

by Zanreo at 31st Jul 2016, 6:47 AM

Ah ok, so Rumble. Never tried that one either really, don't really feel like playing the really microtransaction-y ones

by ProfEtheric at 29th Jul 2016, 5:20 PM

I love Niantic! She seems really cool!

Also, going lineless, kicking the investor through the border... This is a really awesome page!

by Zanreo at 31st Jul 2016, 6:46 AM

And yeah, really proud of the new stuff I tried out here :D

by NeilKapit at 30th Jul 2016, 12:41 AM

On the plus side, Game Freak's classic Pokémon games may enjoy an increased profile thanks to the brand's overall resurgence, and prove to the Michael Pachters of the world that consoles (even handhelds) still have a place

by Zanreo at 31st Jul 2016, 12:05 PM

Yeah, that would be great :D

by mr.Trouble at 30th Jul 2016, 12:49 AM

niantic is cute *v* she single

by Zanreo at 31st Jul 2016, 12:22 PM

Yep, Niantic is great :3 and yes x3

by melaredblu at 2nd Aug 2016, 12:46 AM

Now there's a win-win deal if I ever saw one.

by Zanreo at 2nd Aug 2016, 3:39 AM

Yes, indeed :D

by Scarlets at 2nd Aug 2016, 9:18 PM

I love the way the profit arrow stabs right through Sony. Very clever.

by Zanreo at 2nd Aug 2016, 9:56 PM

Heh, yeah! Thanks!

by junoro at 27th Sep 2016, 9:40 PM

Awww, Niantic is cute! I'm glad Nintendo's stock was doing better, even if they weren't really publishing Pokemon Go. They just seem to have had a sort of rough year in terms of finances and stuff!

by Zanreo at 27th Sep 2016, 11:23 PM

yeah... Even if the stock dropped greatly again after the news got out, they're still doing better now than they did before...

by 3tych at 20th Oct 2016, 6:04 PM

Never doubt the powers of brand association :P Even though their stocks dropped after the word got out, hopefully the announcement of the Nintendo Switch will give them a boost...

by Zanreo at 20th Oct 2016, 6:30 PM

Yeah, even though it STILL was higher than it used to be after dropping compared to before pokego...

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