Pokémon Go daily active users will surpass the number of Twitter users if the game continues its current growth trajectory.
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Active Users
Pokemon Go already has more daily active users than WhatsApp and Snapchat.
According to expert estimates on Monday, Pokémon Go has been downloaded around 7.5 million times in its first week.
For context, in 2013 the US Census Bureau estimated that there were 242,470,820 adults in the United States, and according to a 2016 Pew report, 72 percent of adults have smartphones. That means roughly 174,579,000 adults have smartphones they could use to play Pokémon Go; 7.5 million is a fraction of that.
However, it’s worth noting that Pokémon Go has been downloaded more times in a week than the popular dating and hookup app Tinder has in its four years of existence; Pokémon Go is estimated to be on 5 percent of smartphones, while Tinder is only on 2 percent.
Pokémon Go users are also expected to surpass the number of Twitter users if the game continues its current growth trajectory.
Niantic is a Google spinout. Pokemon Go now brings in $5 million a day in revenue:
Pokemon Go has more active users than Snapchat and WhatsApp:
Apple makes three times as much from Pokemon Go as Nintendo does:
Pokemon Go has more active users than Snapchat or WhatsApp, having rocketed to the top of the App Store charts at a record pace.
The report cited Macquarie Capital Securities analyst David Gibson, who noted, "As users build their Pokemon inventory, spending money becomes needed to store, train, hatch, and battle."
Nintendo's belated foray into smartphone apps—via licensing one of its most popular gaming franchises—is expected to boost the company's net profits by as much as 15 percent. However, Gibson noted that its still unclear how much Nintendo itself would be earning from the game's success.
The Pokemon GO title is based on previous work in augmented reality gaming developed by Niantic, formerly part of Google. Niantic was spun off into an independent company last October as Google restructured itself under the new name Alphabet. The company formed a $30 million partnership with Nintendo and the Pokemon Company, a joint venture developed to license Pokemon characters, which Nintendo owns a third of.
Gibson stated that "we presume that out of every 100 units earned at the App Store, 30 would go to Apple, 30 to [software developer] Niantic, 30 to Pokemon and 10 to Nintendo."Apple earns a 30 percent cut of App Store sales and IAP, collected to help maintain and enhance the market for iOS software. App Store sales are a major part of Apple's Services segment, which experienced 20 percent growth in the March quarter, bringing in high margin revenues of $6 billion.
Now if only Pokemon Go had some sort of way for users to communicate with one another so that they could collaborate better. Nothing overwrought... perhaps some sort of character limit to keep it from distracting users from the game too much.
I'm certain that's coming in a future release.
Right now I'm sure they're just trying to keep the service running.
I think you missed my joke Adam :) I guess that means it wasn't a very good one...
:) :) :)
I think it's a good idea.
Now 75 million downloads. People play an average of 26 minutes a day.
$10 million in revenue per day.
$160 million total revenue so far: