Pokémon capture the jackpot on iOS and Android

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Pokémon are cute little creatures … but they're also a big money-making machine. According to the latest Sensor Tower survey, the franchise would have generated $ 2.5 billion only on mobile platforms, ie iOS and Android. There are six creator-based titles available, but the lion's share of course goes to Pokémon GO: the game weighs 98% of the total, or 2.45 billion greenback (!).

The other five titles share $ 50 million, with Pokémon Shuffle Mobile accounting for half of that amount. The United States is the most beloved Pokémon, as players across the Atlantic have swallowed 875 million (35%) in the hunt for creatures. Japan follows with 725 million (29%).

In February, global spending on the six mobile Pokémon games exceeded $ 58 million, 30% more than in the same month of 2018. Those who believe they feel tired or disinterested in Pokémon GO are wrong: 95 The percentage of this income is in fact derived from Niantic's game.

Since 2014, the number of mobile Pokémon games has reached 640 million copies (550 million for Pokémon GO). And let's talk only about iOS and Android devices here; Pokémon also have a life on Nintendo consoles, obviously fans expect, with a trembling hand, the two future opus, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield at the end of the year on Switch.

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