Pokemon is one of the biggest and most profitable video game franchises and yet the games have the production quality of a Kickstarter project.
TPC doesn't care because it still sells.
Speaking of Kickstarter, I wonder when we'll start to see Pokemon ripoffs done by talented and passionate people independently. Some sort of Stardew Valley type of thing, where it turns out to be better than the original in a lot of ways. The ROM hacking and fangame community is huge, but they never amounted to anything original on its own IP.