Niantic's augmented reality game Pokémon GO has now surpassed $3 billion in lifetime gross revenue, according to Sensor Tower's Store Intelligence data estimates. There's seemingly no stopping the popular mobile hit that has now been downloaded more than 541 million times since it was launched in 2016, and has an average revenue per download of around $5.60.
2016 remains the top-grossing year for GO – generating $832.4 million after a limited launch. In 2017, it bagged $589.3 million and last year it racked up $816.3 million. So far this year it's made $774.3 million and is currently set to surpass its first year.
In terms of player spending habits, the United States leads with users dropping close to $1.1 billion on the game – which equates to 36.2 percent of total lifetime revenue. Japan is in second place, spending $884.5 million on the game, and Germany placed third ($181.6 million). The US also has downloaded the game the most – 99.3 million times, to be precise. Brazil places second with 58.4 million downloads, and Mexico is in third position with 34 million downloads.
Android users lead the way in terms of downloads (424.6 million installs) and Google Play users have spent $1.6 billion in total. In contrast, iOS and App Store users have spent $1.4 billion to date.
Have you spent any money on Pokémon GO since its release? Tell us down below.
The game has gotten so much better in terms of features, events, design, gameplay, etc. You can get by entirely without spending any money.
Love Pokemon Go. Play it everyday with my two boys. Been playing since day 2.... never spent a dime. No need.
But I guess thank you all the whales who do to keep the game strong.
It, and similar games that use your real world location like it does, are the only mobile games I actually like. Pokemon Go is the only one I play.
Every other mobile game I have played I don't like or consider an inferior version of a real game on an actual gaming device. But Pokemon Go actually makes sense and feels right to be on my phone.
That's really impressive, considering how simple the game is and how long it took to role out features they mentioned almost day one, like trading and stuff.
now that they have earned it.. they can sent a few coins to me... they're swimming in it anyway. LMAO
@Kalmaro it's all thanks to the new... nothing major here.. but it's simple... and it's cute... many players will be attracted... even parents. LMAO
Now that is the correct image for this news, XD
i read that Pokemon has made more money as a franchise than the Avengers? Star Wars and a few other properties.
@w00dm4n Wouldn’t surprise me one bit. The video games have sold like bonkers, to say nothing of the merchandise and card game.
I'm still logging in daily. I spent $10 on it a few years ago, but that was because I was playing all the time and I wanted to give something back to the developers, and there wasn't anything else in the app store that I wanted to spend it on. The gym changes, friends, trading, and the new Pokemon have added a lot of continuing playability to it.
I've gotten really discouraged at Pokemon Go and I'm about ready to contact Niantic. I've noticed at various times, Pokeballs seem to disappear. Meaning I am quite certain I stop playing with my Pokeball count say at 25. Next time I go to login in, it's about 10 or so less than. I've Googled this issue and it sounds like I'm not the only one it happens to. Some have chalked it up to accounts being hacked. That doesn't seem to make much sense as its only the Pokeballs I have issues with. Nothing else is ever affected
There was a story yesterday about it that caught my attention.
Super Mario is above Marvel and Harry Potter.
Video Games are huge.
I play Pokemon Go as i enjoy the egg hatching while walking at work. i can usual crack 1 or 2 eggs a day.
i spent the $8 on the pass. I had plans to go to NYC but that changed.
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