One of the masterpieces that Niantic released, Pokémon GO has successfully crossed 5 billion dollars in player spending on its five-year anniversary.
According to the data presented by Sensor Tower, Pokémon GO had generated 1 billion dollars each year since its release in 2016. With this achievement, Pokémon GO stays as the number one Geolocation AR game on the top charts globally.
Furthermore, Pokémon GO has generated 641.6 million dollars in the Geolocation AR category globally in the first half of 2021. Its closest rival, Dragon Quest Walk from Square Enix, earned 261 million dollars, and Jurassic World Alive from Ludia takes third place. Also, the first half of 2021 was Pokémon GO’s best year in terms of revenue, since the game has increased its revenue by %34 from the first half of 2020, and by %130 from the first half of 2017.
Pokémon GO marked a record revenue in 2020
In 2020, Pokémon GO earned 1.3 billion dollars in revenue, which was a %41 year-over-year increase. In the second half of 2021, Pokémon GO will have generated more revenue than the total revenue of 2020.
The U.S. is the number one revenue-generating country for Pokémon GO to date, with the title accumulating 1.9 billion dollars, or in other words, %36.6 of its lifetime player spending in the country. Japan ranks number two with %32, while Germany ranks number three with %5.4.
Other big statistics for Pokémon GO
- %52.8 of Pokémon GO’s revenue comes from Google Play with 2.7 billion dollars, while the App Store has picked up $2.4 billion, or 47.2 percent.
- Up till now, Pokémon GO has picked up approximately 632 million downloads. The U.S. ranks number one for installs, generating 115.5 million downloads, or 18.3 percent of the total. Brazil ranks number two for installs, while India rounds out the top three.
- Google Play has taken the lion’s share of downloads, racking up approximately 487 million installs, or around 77 percent. The App Store, meanwhile, has generated 144.8 million downloads, or approximately 23 percent of the total.
Craig Chapple, Mobile Insights Strategist has commented:
“Pokémon GO continues to be a powerhouse in the global mobile games market, kept relevant by a string of key updates and the consistent addition of new Pokémon to collect. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns could have represented a huge challenge for a title focused on players being outside, but the addition of more stay-at-home functionality to keep users playing has paid off, with 2020 revenue hitting record highs. That impressive performance has continued, with 2021 already representing a stellar year for the hit title.”