Pokemon tops list of best selling portable games

Next-Gen has compiled a list of the 50 top-selling portable games, and the winner isn’t Mario. From the article: “Even Mario’s success pales in comparison to Pokemon ”“ combined the franchise is precariously close to ten million units sold, equaling well over $300 million in revenue ”“and that’s just on Game Boy Advance. They are very well made games full of charm and interesting play, so the only people not buying them probably hold some personal grudge against the cuteness of the characters or the cultural phenomenon itself. “

I’ve never gotten into the series for whatever reason. Anyone want to pitch me as to why I should?