Though it's popularity has declined to more normal levels now, Pokémon GO's worldwide success is undisputed. The game made a big splash when it debuted this summer, breaking records seemingly left and right, and now Guinness World Records has finally acknowledged some of these records, cementing the game's status as an unprecedented marvel.
Five records in total were awarded to the app, all of which have to do with its first month numbers. First up is "Most revenue grossed by a mobile game in its first month", with the game pulling in a cool $206.5 million. Bear in mind, this was with a staggered release across territories, and there's still a few in which it has yet to release. Next is "Most downloaded mobile game in its first month", with the numbers currently sitting at 130 million downloads. To put it in perspective, that's 10 million less than the current population of Russia.
The next record is "Most international charts topped simultaneously for a mobile game in its first month (downloads)", with the game sitting in the number one spot on download charts in 70 different countries at the same time.The next record is "Most international charts topped simultaneously for a mobile game in its first month (revenue)", with this being the highest grossing game in 55 different countries. Rounding out the accolades is "Fastest time to gross $100 million by mobile game"; it only took twenty days for Pokémon GO to cross this threshold.
All in all, it's been a pretty impressive launch, and there's little doubt that the game will continue to ascend to even higher feats as time passes.
What do you think? Which records do you think will be broken next? Did you think it would ever be this successful? Share your thoughts in the comments below.