DeNA's new mobile game Pokémon Masters seems to have already proven itself as the next big money-maker for The Pokémon Company. In its first seven days, it banked $26 million according to market analyst Sensor Tower. And this doesn't even include China!
In its release week, the game made more from in-game player spending than multiple other Pokémon games on mobile. It absolutely smashed Pokémon Quest, Magikarp Jump, and Pokémon Rumble Rush, as can be seen in the chart below:
Even compared to the first week of Pokémon GO ($56 million), it's done quite well and is still significantly ahead of the other games on the chart. In terms of player spending habits in Pokémon Masters, Japan contributed to 62 percent of the total – which is estimated to be $16 million.
This success follows on from early reports of five million preregistrations and the title quickly becoming the top iPhone download in more than 27 countries. It's certainly been an incredible start for DeNA's new game.
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