Pokémon GO App Earns US$84.8 Million in September

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Game grosses estimated total of US$2.01 billion since launch

Mobile app data analysis organization Sensor Tower reported on Wednesday that Niantic's Pokémon GO game earned US$84.8 million in September, and ranked #4 in revenue for that month among all apps. September was the game's highest-grossing month since November 2017, and represents an 89% improvement in revenue for the game since September 2017.

The game was downloaded an estimated 8.86 million times in September alone, the most so far in 2018, and a 100% increase in downloads since September 2017.

The game is now estimated to have earned a gross revenue of US$2.01 billion, and has been downloaded 522 million times since it launched.

The Pokémon GO app launched in select countries including the United States in July 2016.

The Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! games will ship for Nintendo Switch on November 16. Nintendo will also offer a Poké Ball Plus controller that functions as a Joy-Con, but can also "hold" one Pokémon that can then be transferred to a user's Pokémon GO smartphone game account. The new controller can function with the Pokémon GO game similarly to the Pokémon GO Plus device. Players can also transfer Pokémon from Pokémon GO to Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!.

Sources: Sensor Tower (Adam Spannbauer), Variety (Liz Lanier)

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