Pokemon Go Reaches One Billion Downloads

Posted by: Mak Barrera
2 August 2019 10:08:15 am

Pokemon Go has reached the one billion download milestone, a couple of weeks after the game's third birthday.

That doesn't mean that there are 1 billion active Pokemon Go players though, and a portion of those figures probably come from re-downloads after players came back to the game. However, it's still a significant milestone for the mobile phenomenon that dominated headlines at the time of it's release.

Niantic's augmented reality adventure is often slapped with a label of "flash success", perhaps due to the surge of 500 million downloads upon release and in a couple of months, dropping down to a more level curve. But another 500 million downloads in three years is nothing to take lightly.

Analysts have also pointed out that the game has grossed an estimated $2.65 billion worldwide across Google Play and the App Store - edging out Candy Crush Saga and Clash Royale.

Fans have been treated with the introduction of Team Rocket in the game recently, along with the addition of Shadow Pokemons in the game.

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