It looks like The Pokemon Company and Niantic will be laughing to the bank for yet another year.
Sensor Tower has released new details on Pokemon GO in 2019, and the numbers are pretty crazy, to say the least. Namely, the mobile game raked in a grand total of around $849 million during 2019 – making last year its best performing one overall!
Here are some more highlights of the data below:
- The game made an estimated $894 million in gross player spending for 2019, making for the best year yet
- its second-best year was 2016, where it made $832 million
- it had its fourth-best and fifth-best months ever in 2019, generating $116 million in August and $126 million in September
- $335 million in revenue came from the US in 2019, which equates to 38 percent of all user spending
- Japan ranked No. 2 for revenue with $286 million, or 32 percent of the total
- Germany was No. 3 with $54 million, or 6 percent
- Google Play accounted for the majority of revenue, with users spending $482 million in the game, or 54 percent of the total
- the Apple App Store accumulated $412 million, or 46 percent of all spending
- Niantic has racked up more than $3.1 billion in lifetime player spending
- Average revenue per download for Pokémon GO currently stands at $5.70
- Pokemon GO was the No. 5 top earner worldwide
- Pokémon GO is the only location-based game that has been able to increase its revenue from its launch year
- Pokémon GO accumulated more than 55 million installs in 2019
- the U.S. accounted for the majority of downloads, picking up more than 10 million installs, or 19 percent of the total
- Brazil was No. 2 with more than 5 million downloads, or 10 percent
- India was No. 3 with more than 3 million installs, or 6 percent
- Google Play accounted for the majority of downloads, racking up 38 million installs, or 69 percent of the total
- the App Store, meanwhile, generated approximately 17 million downloads, or 31 percent
- Pokémon GO remains the runaway leader in the location-based gaming category
At this rate, we can only see Pokemon GO sticking around for years to come! We’ll report back when we hear more in the future.