Pokemon Go trainers have spent $2.45 billion in less than three years

Pokemon Go trainers have spent $2.45 billion in less than three years

Pokemon Go player spending has reached $2.45 billion in less than three years, according to Sensor Tower data.

This figure counted towards 98 per cent of total player spending across all six Pokemon titles on the App Store and Google Play.

Overall the Pokemon franchise on mobile has made $2.5 billion to date, with the remaining five games bringing in $50 million.

Pokemon Shuffle Mobile placed second in user spending bringing in close to $10 million.

By country the US topped the list for for overall Pokemon mobile game sales with $875 million contributed, which is the equivalent to 35 per cent. Following this was Japan, with $725 million equalling to 29 per cent.

640 million franchise downloads

Since 2014, overall downloads for the Pokemon franchise on mobile have hit 640 million, with Pokemon Go making up 550 million (86 per cent) of that number.

Pokemon Duel ranked in second with just over 39 million installs. It’s worth noting that these figures don’t take into account the interactive experience for young kids title Camp Pokemon.

With no signs of slowing down, Niantic’s Pokemon Go increased by 30 per cent year-on-year for the month of February with $57.4 million generated.

On top of these estimates, Pokemon Go has earned money from other sources of revenue including its live real-world events and sponsored locations.

Staff Writer

Matthew Forde is a freelance writer from Yorkshire, who's work has been published for Tech Radar, Nintendo Life, Kotaku UK and more. He regularly attends Smash Bros. tournaments, while trying to keep up-to-date on everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes. You can find him on Twitter @Forde999.


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