BEACON TRANSCRIPT – The blockbuster hit reality game Pokemon Go has reached a revenue of $200 million after the first month.
Downloads and purchases continue to rise, even with setbacks like bugs or security issues. The analytical platform called Sensor Tower revealed the international revenue data this Friday.
The company also released a chart which compares Pokemon Go’s financial performance to the revenues from Candy Crush Saga or Clash Royale.
It turns out that Pokemon Go outperformed all of the other company games after just eighteen days from being launched by Niantic.
Following its Japan’s launch, revenue rose from around 75 million dollars to 200 million dollars in two weeks’ time. Nintendo and Niantic are both headquartered in Japan and the country also has one of the biggest Pokemon fan bases in the world.
As the app launched in fifteen more Asian countries, Pokemon Go is still on a growing trend. South Korea, India, and China are the next countries on the list for launching Pokemon Go.
As the Pokemon Go craze spreads all over the world, the average daily use of the app has risen to about twenty-six minutes per day.
So far, the app has over one hundred million downloads and it hasn’t even been launched in some countries.
This comes shortly after Pokemon Go was banned in some countries. Countries like Iran, where Pokemon Go is not even officially available. This did not stop the Iranian government from banning the app.
The game is currently available in over fifty countries, with latest additions being Papua New Guinea, Brunei, or Micronesia – one of the smallest nations in the world.
Even though Pokemon Go is not available in Iran, players have downloaded it through GPS scrambling software.
Pokemon Go is based on a Nintendo series of cartoons and video games which were very well received in the nineties.
People have to catch imaginary cartoon creatures which are spread all over the globe, sometimes in crowded areas, sometimes in your own back yard.
The combination of real and digital environments is called augmented reality. A twenty-year-old man who was playing the game was shot to death in San Francisco on Sunday, in what is only the latest killing linked to the game.
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