Illustration: There’s a lot of Pokemon cards in the world!

Last week, The Pokemon Company revealed their earnings and sales figures for the 2020/2021 fiscal year. In 2020, 3.6 billion Pokemon cards were sold which is equal to over 10% of the total amount of Pokemon cards in circulation.

This week’s illustration shows you the amount of cards in circulation every year for the past 3 years, with 34.1 billion now on the planet as of March 2021. That’s a lot of Pokemon cards in the world!

After an incredible year that led to supply shortages across the globe due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a huge influx in demand for the hobby.

Pokemon cards world

This shows that The Pokemon Company have managed to excel even with their backs against the wall. This is a good sign moving into the next part of the year where demand doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. On the day of writing this, YouTube Logan Paul is back in the news after he unveiled his BGS 10 1st Edition Base Charizard after his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather.

As we get closer to the 25th Anniversary set in October, what numbers could we expect to see from Pokemon by March 2022? and how long until we hit 50 billion Pokemon cards in the world?

Illustration by Becky Appleyard

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