The Pokémon GO smartphone game has surpassed a lifetime revenue of $5 billion.

Sensor Tower, a mobile app data analysis company, reported on Tuesday that Niantic's Pokémon GO smartphone game has surpassed $5 billion in lifetime revenue. Since its release in July 2016, the game has received approximately 632 million downloads.

Purchases on Google Play accounted for $2.7 billion of Pokémon GO's earnings, while purchases on the App Store accounted for $2.4 billion. Players in the United States generated the most revenue for the game, with US$1.9 billion, accounting for 36.6 percent of total earnings. Japan is ranked second in terms of revenue generated, with 32%, and Germany is ranked third, with 5.4 percent. The United States had the most downloads of the game, followed by Brazil and India.

Pokémon GO earned US$641.6 million in the first half of 2021, representing a 34% increase over the first half of 2020.

Sensor Tower reported in January 2019 that the smartphone game earned an estimated US$795 million worldwide in 2018, representing a 35% increase over 2017.

Sensor Tower reported on June 30 that Netmarble's Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds smartphone game earned more than $100 million in its first 11 days, surpassing Pokémon GO by a day.

Sources: Sensor Tower (Craig Chapple), Anime News Network


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