The Pokémon Go is one of the biggest releases of any kind this summer. The GPS-powered location-based monster-seeking game launched to immediate excitement, and it’s easy to stumble across groups wandering around playing it in many big cities. This has made it one of the top releases in the $36.9 billion mobile gaming market and the fastest U.S. app ever to reach No. 1 on the iOS and Android grossing charts.
Pokémon Go has 15 million official downloads in the United States
Using tracking data from intelligence firm Sensor Tower, it looks like Pokémon Go already has 15 million download sin the U.S. alone. That number should continue to grow as the phenomenon attracts more and more people around the country. Keep in mind that is only the in the U.S. and doesn’t include New Zealand, Australia, or Germany, which are the only other territories that have the app.
More than 10 percent of Android devices in the U.S. installed the app
One in every 10 Android devices in the United States already has the game, according to data-tracking firm SimilarWeb. That’s already more than Candy Crush Soda Saga, which is on 5 percent of U.S. Android devices.
4 million people visited apkmirror.com to get the unofficial Android version on July 6 alone
Pokémon Go is only out in the U.S. and three other territories. But that hasn’t stopped folks in other countries from tracking down ways to install the game outside of the official Google Play store. As I wrote last week, you can download Go right now for Android and start playing it by getting the APK executable file from the host site apkmirror.com.
Pokémon Go is making $1.6 million every day from iOS users in the U.S. alone
In addition to the engagement, Sensor Tower found that Go is consistently making $1.6 million every day from iOS players in the U.S. If you add in Android and the rest of the world, well, Niantic should have enough money to afford a new server or two soon.