Pokémon GO from Niantic has crossed $6 billion in global lifetime player spending across the App Store and Google Play. It has been one of the world’s most lucrative mobile games since its launch back in 2016, when it became an instant global phenomenon. In 2021, it was the number 7 revenue generating mobile game worldwide, accumulating $1.3 billion, while in Q1 2022 Pokémon GO ranked number 11 for player spending, picking up $198.2 million.
As per the Sensor Tower Game Intelligence, it remained by far the top grossing Geolocation AR title in the world during the last quarter, with Dragon Quest Walk from Square Enix generating $90.4 million, while Jurassic World Alive from Ludia racked up $7.2 million.
Pokemon GO took only under six years to hit the $6 billion milestone, putting it in an exclusive club. Other mobile titles that have crossed the figure include PUBG Mobile and Honor of Kings, both from Tencent, Candy Crush Saga from King, and Clash of Clans from Supercell.
The United States ranks as the number 1 country for lifetime player spending in Pokémon GO, generating $2.2 billion, or 36.6 percent of total revenue. Japan is on number 2 with 32.6 percent, while Germany ranks number 3 with 5.2 percent.
Google Play accounts for the majority of player spending, accumulating $3.1 billion, or 52.3 percent, while the App Store represents $2.8 billion of revenue, or 47.7 percent.
Pokémon GO has generated 678 million downloads worldwide till date. The U.S. ranks No. 1 with 123.2 million installs, or 18.2 percent of the total. Brazil ranks number 2, while India ranks number 3.