Pokemon has always been a popular property for Nintendo. From the original Game Boy incarnations to the current mobile sensation, the little pocket monsters have been front and center in the public conscience. Speaking of, the mobile Pokemon GO made a bit of money this past September. A fair amount, in fact.
People really love catching Pokemon outside
Niantic’s Pokemon title made close to $85 million in the month of September alone, thanks to in-app purchases. This is a 15 percent month-over-month increase; compared to September 2017, it’s an 89 percent improvement. As of now, Pokemon GO is the fourth best app in terms of revenue. Looks like all of those people who said the game was just a monthly fad were DEAD WRONG.
Pokemon GO didn’t just have impressive numbers in terms of cash. With regards to downloads, the title reached 8.86 million installs. That’s a 100 percent year-over-year increase compared to 2017, which is unbelievable, especially for a title that initially launched back in 2016.
Pokemon GOing strong
I can think of a few reasons why Pokemon GO is still in demand. Certainly, it’s a fun way for people to get outside and exercise. Catching animals that do your bidding is a great way to forget you are actively helping your body get in shape and stay healthy. Additionally, new Pokemon like Meltan can only be caught in Pokemon GO. Finally, upcoming Switch titles Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! will link up to Pokemon GO. Pokemon old and new can be transferred between the mobile game into the future Switch games, which is a great incentive to download GO and get a head start on managing your forthcoming Switch team.
What do you lot think about Pokemon GO‘s astronomical numbers? Does it have something to do with the soon to be released Let’s Go games, or is it just a fun game to play in and of itself? Let us know your thoughts below.
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.