Pokemon Go Earns Over $200 Million In First Month

Posted: Aug 8 2016, 10:27am CDT | by , in News | Gaming


Pokemon Go Earns Over $200 Million in First Month
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  • Pokemon Go rakes in $200 Million during its Debut Month

Pokemon Go has raked in a whopping $200 million during its debut month. Thus this game has beaten Candy Crush by a wide margin.

Pokemon Go has pulled in a massive amount of money during its first month on the scene. To be exact, the wildly popular and highly addictive game has earned its beneficiaries $200 million in cold hard cash, according to TechCrunch.

This is the net global revenue coming into the coffers from App Store and Google Play. Thus it has inundated the competition. Such games as Candy Crush and Clash Royale have been given the pink slip thanks to this big daddy of games. 

The numbers were tallied for the first 30 days of the game and it turned out that it was a very lucrative thing indeed. The Pokemon Go phenomenon has gone viral by now. Players would make heaven and earth meet in order to play this really interesting game. It was launched from Japan on June 22nd.

The cash registers went head over heels in the “ring of bling department”. In comparison, Clash Royale has only earned $125 million during its first month. It is a game that got popularized by a company named Supercell.  

Pokemon Go also earned way more than Candy Crush Soda Saga. This was a viral phenomenon which caught like wildfire two years ago. Pokemon Go has been downloaded so many times that it is virtually mindboggling to even contemplate the numerical figures.

Users spend about half an hour playing this game each day. Such is the level of enthusiasm and frenzy for this game. While Pokemon Go is free as far as downloads are concerned, it has several other items that go with the game and they can be purchased. 

Niantic, the creator of this game, has also partnered with McDonald’s in Japan. Over 3000 of the outlets of this fast food giant will have gyms built in them where the game players can wrestle each other in matters having to do with Pokemon Go.

This sponsorship will immensely benefit Niantic and Nintendo, the mother company. The future of this game is something which may be secure for now.

Yet the times and trends do have a way of making one hit wonders of many new things. How Pokemon Go translates as a game in the real world in the long run remains to be seen.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
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