Pokemon Go has surpassed $6 billion in lifetime player expenditure

Pokemon Go has surpassed $6 billion in lifetime player expenditure: Niantic’s Pokémon GO has amassed more than $6 billion in worldwide lifetime player expenditure on the App Store and Google Play.

Since its release in 2016, when it became an immediate worldwide success, the game has been one of the most profitable mobile games in the world.

In 2021, it was the world’s seventh-highest-grossing mobile game, with $1.3 billion in revenue, while in Q1 2022, it ranked 11th in terms of player expenditure, with $198.2 million.

According to Sensor Tower Game Intelligence, it remained by far the biggest grossing Geolocation AR game in the globe during the past quarter, with Square Enix’s Dragon Quest Walk raking in $90.4 million and Ludia’s Jurassic World Alive raking in $7.2 million.

Pokemon GO was the first game to reach the $6 billion mark in under six years, placing it in an elite group. Other mobile games that have eclipsed the amount include Tencent’s PUBG Mobile and Honor of Kings, King’s Candy Crush Saga, and Supercell’s Clash of Clans.

The United States is the top nation for Pokémon GO lifetime player expenditure, accounting for $2.2 billion, or 36.6 per cent of overall income. Japan is ranked second with 32.6 per cent, while Germany is third with 5.2 per cent.

Google Play accounts for the bulk of player spending, with $3.1 billion (52.3 per cent), and the App Store accounts for $2.8 billion (40.7 per cent).

So far, 678 million people have downloaded Pokémon GO throughout the globe. With 123.2 million installations, or 18.2 per cent of the total, the United States is in the first place. Brazil is ranked second, while India is ranked third.

Google Play accounts for the vast majority of downloads, with 517.2 million installations (or 76.3 per cent). Meanwhile, the App Store has seen 160.8 million downloads or a 23.7 per cent increase.

Since its inception in July 2016, user expenditure on Pokémon GO has averaged $1 billion yearly. The game is still the world’s most popular Geolocation AR game, with best-in-class live operations on mobile, constant upgrades, new Pokémon, and keeping relevant throughout the COVID-19 epidemic and lockdowns.

Although the industry is struggling–player spending in the game fell by about 45 per cent year over year in Q1 2022, while overall mobile game income fell by around 6%–Pokémon GO remains one of the world’s most popular mobile games and Pokemon Go has surpassed $6 billion in lifetime player expenditure.