Pokémon Go is a phenomenon that has existed in all countries except China, as the censors of this country (also known as totalitarian government) fear that this small, location-based augmented reality game will involve catching cute little monsters is harmful to its citizens as it uses Google Maps. What China is forbidden. For Tencent (a local game house / conglomerate), however, it is perfectly fine to lead an almost identical clone of Niantic's success.
And it pays off for Tencent as well. According to mobile research firm Sensor Tower, Tencent's Let's Hunt Monsters has grossed more than $ 50 million on iOS alone. Of course, all of this comes from China, and with the country's broken mobile ecosystem (based on partners for Google Play) we can not judge how much it earns on this platform in China.
Let's Hunt Monsters is only available in China.
What's interesting about these data, Sensor Tower reports, is that Let's Hunt Monsters has achieved more on iOS than on other location-based AR games. It has doubled what Jurassic World: Alive brought in, and it has generated six times the revenue of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
This $ 50 million also makes it the second-ranked mobile game … a few billion dollars behind Pokémon Go.
Let's Hunt Monsters has a big difference in helping it stand out from Pokémon Go clones ̵