Pokémon Go generated $ 73 million in revenue in October, reports mobile research firm Sensor Tower. This is a significant boost over the performance of Niantics AR mobile game in the same period last year.
Up 67 percent. The $ 43.6 million site-based game was created in October 2017. Pokémon Go was launched in July 2016 and became a phenomenon. The free game no longer makes mainstream headlines, but still makes a lot of money. Total revenue from Pokémon Go is over $ 2 billion.
Sensor Tower also notes that Pokémon Go is the # 8 app for iOS and Android revenue. It's number 7 when only counting games, and it's just one point ahead of Fortnite.
Pokémon Go had a Halloween event in October, as every year since its release. In late September, the Meltan game introduced a new Pokémon that will interact with the Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee, who appear on Switch on November 1
Pokémon Go is the most popular in Japan. The country contributed 33.2 percent of total sales. The US was just behind with 32.9 percent.
In the US and Japan, sales in the colder months will decline, and Pokémon Go revenue may decline. The game depends on the players going through the real world, and it can be difficult to encourage users to go out in bad weather. In the past year, Sensor Tower experienced a significant decline in sales in November 2017 to January 2018.