Pokémon Go enjoyed a pretty incredible month of September, banking a little less than $85 million and almost breaking the 9 million mark for downloads.
During the summer of 2016, the world was taken over by the phenomenon that is Pokémon Go. The augmented reality mobile game allowed players to go out into the wild and find Pokémon in the real world. The game's developers, Niantic, knew that it would be popular, but we don't think anyone was prepared for exactly how much traction it gained.
At the time, it felt like pretty much everyone was playing it. However, like all crazes, interest eventually dwindled. It didn't dwindle as much as you might have thought, though. Plenty of people have carried on playing, and Pokémon Go has seen something of a resurgence in 2018. In fact, September was an incredible month for the game across the board.
SensorTower recently revealed a lot of eye-opening statistics based on Pokémon Go's performance in the month of September that prove the game is far from dead. In the space of that month alone, the app generated an incredible $84.8 million. The fourth highest earning app across all mobile devices. Pretty impressive for a game that has been on the market for more than two years. Those of you who are still skeptical regarding Pokémon Go's popularity, keep reading.
It's not only loyal players spending all that money either. The app was downloaded 8.86 million times worldwide in September. It was Pokémon Go's strongest month for installs so far this year and a 100% increase compared to September in 2017. The end of September obviously marked the end of Q3 for 2018, and it was the strongest quarter for Pokémon Go in two years. Its September 2018 numbers have also pushed it beyond a couple of other significant thresholds.
Those thresholds revolve around Pokémon Go's all-time records. The app has now raked in more than $2 billion worldwide since its release, $2.01 billion to be exact. It has also surpassed the 500 million download barrier. At the time of typing this, Pokémon Go has been downloaded a staggering 522 million times. Amazing numbers, and with the arrival of gen 4 Pokémon arriving imminently, the resurgence is set to continue.