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Pokemon GO has made $200 million in its first month

Niantic pulls in a titanic $200 million in the first month of Pokemon GO being available

By Anthony Garreffa | Aug 9, 2016 08:33 pm CDT

We all know someone who has been playing Pokemon GO obsessively over the last month, but it comes as a huge shock that Niantic has pulled in a mammoth $200 million in its first month with Pokemon GO.


Thanks to a chart from Sensor Tower, we can compare it against Clash Royale and Candy Crush Soda Saga, which both made immense amounts of month in their first month of release, but they simply can't compete with the numbers that Niantic is throwing out.

Things get better for Niantic with the $200 million made up from worldwide iOS and Android revenue, and even more money is being made from microtransactions and deals signed with McDonalds in Japan, and others that haven't been announced yet.

We already know that Pokemon GO became the most downloaded app in Apple history, which is another gold star for Niantic, The Pokemon Company and Nintendo. How are the profits being split, though? Well, that's not something that's known - but Google and Apple do take a 30% slice of the revenue being generated on both the Google Play Store and iTunes Store.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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