Pokémon GO continues to be a monstrous success for both developer Niantic and The Pokémon Company, with huge profits still being recorded during the coronavirus outbreak.
According to data gathered by GoldenCasinoNews, weekly player spending in Pokémon GO jumped by "almost 70%" between 9th and 16th March, a week in which a large number of countries had already entered lockdown. The total reached $23 million worldwide in that week, as seen below.
A second chart shows how Pokémon GO player spending has changed year-on-year worldwide. The chart follows an almost identical pattern to The Pokémon Company's yearly profit reports which we shared yesterday, highlighting just how important the app is from a financial perspective.
After a lengthy bit of downtime yesterday, you should find that Pokémon GO is now back up and running.
Do you play the game regularly? Have you been making use of the app's new stay-at-home features? Let us know with a comment.