[Art by VickyM72]
Iwata Asks has a new installment that explains the origin of the newest pair of Pokémon titles, X and Y. Something about them reflecting the new 3D nature of the games by hinting at the dimensions of 3D space. I’m not fooled. For every pair of Pokémon games, the first of the two always sells better for some reason: Red, Gold, Ruby, Diamond, etc. In those times, it didn’t mean much, but Nintendo knew this was a trend, and with the recent upturn in pro-feminist social movements, they intentionally had X listed first. They knew that the X chromosome will be worshipped in the 2010s. Combined with the better sales of Pokémon Black coinciding with increasing sympathy for ethnic minorities (twice!), it’s yet another step toward building an image as a company in touch with evolving social attitudes. It’s no coincidence that the titles of the better-selling half of each game pair since 2010 have been aligned with the labels of post-millennial progressive agendas. Like all of Nintendo’s biggest products, they’ve been planning this for more than a decade in advance.
What does this mean for you? Probably nothing, but this is Tumblr, so I’m positive someone who reads this here will care. I certainly don’t want to think about it anymore.
Also, Pokémon Z = Transsexuals.