Pokémon Mobile Games Have Earned $2.5 Billion Total, Mostly From Pokémon GO

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Mobile gamers on iOS and Android have spent approximately $2.5 billion on Pokémon games, according to new data shared this week by Sensor Tower.

    There are six mobile titles that Sensor Tower is counting towards the total, but the bulk of the money - 98 percent - was earned by the most popular Pokémon title, Pokémon GO.


    The other five titles that have brought in more modest amounts of revenue include Pokémon Shuffle Mobile, Pokémon Duel, Pokémon Quest, Pokémon: Magikarp Jump, and Pokémon TCG Online.

    The United States has spend the most on Pokémon games, with total U.S. revenue coming in at 875 million, or 35 percent of the $2.5 billion number. Japan comes in second and accounts for 29 percent or $725 million of the total Pokémon game revenue.

    Pokémon games have been installed by 640 million mobile users around the world since 2014, with Pokémon GO unsurprisingly making up the bulk of that with 550 million total worldwide downloads.

    Article Link: Pokémon Mobile Games Have Earned $2.5 Billion Total, Mostly From Pokémon GO
  2. twocents macrumors regular


    Mar 31, 2016
    California, USA
    Haven't played in a long time, but Niantic did well in making a free game fun and not bogged down by IAPs. Glad to see their success
  3. Scooz macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2012
  4. fairuz macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2017
    Silicon Valley
    That's actually less than I expected. I think the Clash of Clans type games make more.
  5. JohnnyApple$eed macrumors member


    Feb 19, 2015
    I’d love to know who the single highest spending player is and have a follow up to their life in say ten years.
  6. Gogeta-Blue Suspended


    Dec 10, 2018
    good for them but i will not install the game or play it , even if they give it to me for free, i respect the ones that play or like the game, but me personally, i’m not a fan of those kind of games
  7. StellarVixen macrumors 68000


    Mar 1, 2018
    Thank you for such valuable information, we wouldn’t know what would we do if you didn’t share that here with us.
  8. picaman macrumors regular


    Oct 6, 2005
    I played a lot at the beginning and then tapered off, but now I’m back in hardcore. Niantic did a great job at improving the game and adding interesting special events. And while playing I’ve made several friends IRL. Although I must say I hardly ever spend actual money - it’s pretty easy to get in game currency.
  9. JetTester macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2014
    Wow! It is amazing how much money gets thrown at things that only provide entertainment.
  10. Regbial macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2010
    Only bad thing about this game is it wrecks your battery life... :(
  11. CarlJ macrumors 68030


    Feb 23, 2004
    San Diego, CA, USA
    Every serious player of PoGo that I've seen (as with Ingress before it) carries/uses an external battery.
  12. RevTEG macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2012
    San Jose, Ca
    Maybe check it out again someday. Lots of new features keeping the game really fun. My family and I still play almost daily.
  13. Gogeta-Blue Suspended


    Dec 10, 2018
    what is MR for, what are the forums for, many people express their opinions , way of thinking, point of view
    whatever you want to call it
    some agrees, other disagrees,
    some are honest and call it like they see it
    others simply use sarcasm, making it seem like they are saying something
    when they really mean something else

  14. Porco macrumors 68030


    Mar 28, 2005
    That's a nice way of putting it, and it's always refreshing to see a respectful expression of opinion like that. Like you I haven't played these games (for various reasons), but I think it's ok to think 'well done to the company who make them... and good luck to those who enjoy them' without being reductive and insulting like so many people are these days.

    Unnecessarily rude and off-topic.

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