Did Pokemon Go never go away? It just crossed 1 billion in downloads…
August 1, 2019
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Looks like Pokemon Go is still a thing, in some ways. The Pokémon Company has released a series of videos in Japanese noting that Niantic’s location-based mobile game has been downloaded over 1 billion times since launch. While that’s a massive achievement for any game, you also need to understand that it took just two months for the game to be downloaded 500 million times following its July 2016 release.

The number doesn’t mean that there are 1 billion active Pokemon Go players, since it also includes re-downloads of once-active players. It’s grossed over $2.6 billion over the past three years, according to Sensor Tower data.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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