Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
July 19, 2019
arrowPress Releases







If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


 Pokemon Go  hits largest playerbase since launch

Pokemon Go hits largest playerbase since launch

June 26, 2018 | By Emma Kidwell

June 26, 2018 | By Emma Kidwell
Comments
    Post A Comment
More: Smartphone/Tablet, Business/Marketing



Pokémon Go hit its highest active playerbase since launching back in July 2016 according to a new report from the market analysis firm SuperData, which reports the game earned $104 million in May, up 174 percent during the same time last year.

Although the SuperData report does not divulge specific numbers from both periods of time, it suggests that developer Niantic has been able to keep players around with constant updates, recently adding new features to the game like trading and including more Pokémon types.

The AR game surpassed 750 million downloads last summer and reportedly acquired $200 million in funding in November 2017, which was said to be used to make "long-term investments" in augmented reality (which seems to check out so far, as Niantic has continued to release updates). 

According to SuperData, Pokémon Go was the fourth highest-earning mobile title worldwide in May behind Honour of Kings, QQ Speed, and Fantasy Westward Journey. This makes Pokémon Go the top non-Chinese mobile game.



Related Jobs

Sucker Punch Productions
Sucker Punch Productions — Bellevue, Washington, United States
[07.18.19]

QA Manager
Sony PlayStation
Sony PlayStation — San Mateo , California, United States
[07.18.19]

Global Partner Marketing Manager
FoxNext Games
FoxNext Games — Los Angeles, California, United States
[07.18.19]

Graphic Designer/2D Production Artist
Giant Army
Giant Army — Remote, Washington, United States
[07.18.19]

Graphics Developer for Universe Sandbox









Loading Comments

loader image