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.