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Pokémon GO Smartphone Game Surpasses US$5 Billion in Lifetime Revenue

posted on by Adriana Hazra
Game achieves about 632 million downloads since its launch in July 2016

Mobile app data analysis organization Sensor Tower reported on Tuesday that Niantic's Pokémon GO smartphone game has surpassed US$5 billion in lifetime revenue. The game has achieved approximately 632 million downloads since its launch in July 2016.

Google Play purchases accounted for US$2.7 billion of Pokémon GO's earnings and purchases on the App Store accounted for US$2.4 billion. Players in the United States generated the highest amount of revenue for the game with US$1.9 billion, making up 36.6% of its earnings. Japan ranks #2 in revenue generated with 32% and Germany ranks #3 with 5.4%. The United States achieved the highest number of downloads for the game, followed by Brazil and India.

Pokémon GO earned US$641.6 million in the first half of 2021, achieving a 34% growth from the first half of 2020.

Sensor Tower reported in January 2019 that the smartphone game earned an estimated US$795 million worldwide in 2018, about a 35% increase over its revenue from 2017.

Sensor Tower reported on June 30 that Netmarble's Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds smartphone game reached over US$100 million in revenue during its first 11 days, reaching the milestone a day faster than Pokémon GO.

Source: Sensor Tower (Craig Chapple)


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