Pokemon GO broke iTunes record for most downloads in its first week

Apple confirms Pokemon GO broke iTunes records for the most downloads in its first week.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Jul 22 2016 3:17 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

Pokemon GO has been racking up some serious numbers on both Android and iOS, but now Apple has confirmed with Polygon that Pokemon GO broke iTunes records.

Pokemon GO broke iTunes record for most downloads in its first week | TweakTown.com

Niantic's massively popular game had more downloads in its first week than any other app in history according to Apple, with the company not providing any specifics on the amount of downloads. Considering Pokemon GO only launched earlier this month in the US and only hits Japan today, this is a huge deal.

As for revenue, estimates have Pokemon GO pulling in between $1 and $2.3 million per day - not bad for something that only launched in the last month. An analyst with App Annie told Inverse that the company could see $1 billion per year once the server issues are ironed out, and the game launches in more countries.

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