House of Cards
The Pokémon Company has announced its intentions to acquire the company responsible for the printing of its Pokémon Trading Card Game media. The company has already fully entered into an agreement to purchase Millennium Print Group, situated in North Carolina, for an undisclosed sum.
Millennium Print Group has been responsible for the manufacturer of Pokémon Trading Card Game products since 2015, producing the much sought-after cards for the popular pastime, which recently hit its 25th anniversary. The purchase of the firm by The Pokémon Company reflects the company’s commitment and faith in the Pokémon franchise.
“The talented team at Millennium Print Group has been an important partner to The Pokémon Company International for many years, helping us bring the Pokémon Trading Card Game to our fans with the quality they expect,” said Pokémon Company International president Kenji Okubo in a press statement.
“By joining forces in a more meaningful way, our goal is to enhance the ways our organisations work together and continue to bring the highest quality Pokémon TCG products to market. Simultaneously, we aim to develop Millennium into an even better, bigger, state-of-the-art version of their already exceptional organisation, benefitting not just Pokémon, but all of their customers.”
As of 2022, it is believed some 35 billion Pokémon cards have been sold worldwide. Clearly, The Pokémon Company expects this staggering figure to run and run in the new decade and beyond.
Senior Editor – Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse