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The Pokemon Company has released its latest figures report, revealing a record 9.7 billion Pokemon cards were produced from March 2022 to March 2023!
This is the third year in a row Pokemon has broken its annual record. The number is similar to last year’s 9.1 billion, which means this is probably close to the max capacity the factories can produce. Before 2019, Pokemon was producing an average of 1.5 to 2 billion cards a year.
2022 also saw the introduction of Simplified Chinese cards as the TCG’s newest language.
According to The Pokemon Company, over 52.9 billion Pokemon cards have been produced worldwide as of March 2023. Here are the reports I’ve received from Pokemon since starting PokeBeach in 2003...