One thing always bothered me, how and why did Pokemon manage to Pokemon manage to outlast this series and any other series?
Because Pokemon is [tornado fang]ing addicting and a whole lot of fun. It appeals to so many different aspect of gaming & life. Lets take a look.
Essentially, it offers so much as a game:
-A kiddish but overall fun RPG type experience, except raising cute adorable monsters instead of Bishie Fanservice Characters.
-Pet raising. You get to name them, feed them, give them shiny stones, groom them, enter them in beauty contests, and make them more POWERFUL!
-A fighting experience in which you take your wuvable army to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of the women, both in the game and against your friends.
-A chance to trade with said friends, thus building up your collection.
-Collecting, as some essentially 'Gotta Catch Em' All'
Pokemon offers so much in one package, plus essentially has one of the most brilliant marketing schemes ever with its cartoon show & movies. Kids love em, and it pretty much serves it's SOLE purpose: to get people to buy the product. It's the same thing with Yu-Gi-Oh, only less sinister cause Yu-Gi-Oh cards are more expensive. But also, Pokemon has a trading card game, one that has seemingly stood the test of time. There's no comparing MM.EXE with Pokemon, because Pokemon is pretty much an empire onto itself. It can last FOREVER. I mean, if Nintendo ever really wanted to just break the market WIDE open, all they'd really have to do with their next system, cause I don't think the Wii could handle it, is make a Pokemon MMO. It'd make an untold of amount of money for them.
The EXE series, from what I saw, did pretty well for itself. But you can't compare it to Pokemon, cause really no game can be compared to Pokemon.