Pokemon Go sees huge increase in revenue during coronavirus outbreak

An increase of 66.7 per cent week-on-week

Pokemon Go sees huge increase in revenue during coronavirus outbreak

Pokemon Go generated $23 million through user spending amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

As reported by VentureBeat, the week beginning March 16th saw an increase of 66.7 per cent from the previous week, which generated $13.8 million. It is thought that the Covid-19 outbreak has played a part in the increased revenue – Niantic made in-game changes to better suit being played at home.

The majority of money earned came from the US; it spent $7.8 million, which is around 34 per cent of the week's total revenue.

Gotta catch that money

Last year, the game generated $894 million in revenue – its best year to date. That same year, Niantic's title broke $3 billion in lifetime revenue.

Furthermore, by August 2019, the augmented reality title had been downloaded one billion times.

It's not only Pokemon Go that has seen a surge in popularity - Supercell's Brawl Stars has also grown by 35 per cent.

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