The Pokemon series which originated back in the 90’s is without a doubt one of the most popular shows in the history of cartoons. Also, when it comes down to handheld games the PokeMon series is almost unparalleled in terms of sales. The question of whether or not Game Boy games involving the Pokemon series would have done well or not depends on who you ask. When Pokemon titles originated on the original Game Boy handheld console they started off as 8 bit games. Back in the 80’s the 8 bit style of gaming was as popular as the 16 bit games were during the first half of the 90’s. If the Pokemon series started back in the 80’s it could possibly have been very popular for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Whether or not the Pokemon series could have rivaled other titles such as the Super Mario Bros. or the Legend of Zelda in terms of popularity and sales back in the 80’s would have been interesting to see. If the Pokemon series started of as a 16 bit role playing game on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System or the Sega Genesis back in the 90’s it could have possibly diminished its level of popularity. With games such as Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Mega Man X, and Sonic the Hedgehog the Pokemon series might not have been as popular because there were so many other amazing games that were released in the early 90’s. Despite, how great the Pokemon role playing series was back when it first got started around the mid 90’s it could have easily have been overshadowed on home consoles. In fact, if the Pokemon series did not start on the handheld Game Boy console it probably would not be as popular as it is today.