Nintendo has always been a champion for the gaming industry, consistently bringing out new and exciting gaming consoles to challenge the status quo. In recent news, Nintendo has announced a collaboration with Converse to bring an exclusive Pokemon X Converse range to stores in Japan. This collaboration is sure to be a huge hit among Pokemon and Converse fans alike.
The Unveiling of the Collection
On August 13th, 2020, Nintendo officially unveiled the details of their upcoming collaboration with Converse. The launch will feature four distinct styles of shoes based on classic Pokemon characters – Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur and Pikachu. The shoes will come in all sizes from kids to adults and boast extra-soft cushioning for long-lasting comfort. As well as the signature designs on each shoe’s tongue and outer side panels, the collection also features images of classic Pokemon characters on its print insoles.
The announcement was made via social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram which saw an overwhelmingly positive response from fans around the world. The hashtag “#Pokemoxconverserange” quickly began trending with many people excitedly anticipating its launch.
A Global Phenomenon
Nintendo has been credited for launching one of the most successful video game franchises in history with over 380 million units sold worldwide. The Japanese video game company has carved out a unique niche in popular culture due in part to its decades-long tradition of innovative hardware design and captivating storylines. With Pokemon being one of Nintendo’s most recognizable brands it is no surprise that this collaboration was so eagerly anticipated by fans around the globe.
The collection will be available exclusively at select retailers within Japan upon its launch date on September 17th, 2020 but