The Pokémon Company has announced that Pokémon Quest has been downloaded over 7.5 million times since release. These numbers were boosted last week when the game was finally available to download on smartphones.
Pokémon Quest was available to download on the Nintendo Switch on May 30th, where it was announced alongside the upcoming Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee. The game quickly reached two million downloads, though this was mostly due to the fact that Pokémon Quest is free to play.
Pokémon Quest became available on Android and iOS devices on June 27th, where it was downloaded a few million more times within the space of a few days. Pokémon Quest made three million dollars within the first week of being available on smartphones.
The reviews of Pokémon Quest have mostly been average, with reviewers claiming that it was fun for a free game. The actual gameplay is only meant to be enjoyed in short bursts, so it likely won't take away too much time from the other amazing titles that are available for the Nintendo Switch.
It's no surprise that Pokémon Quest has been more successful on smartphones, due to the timed nature of the game. Cellphone games aren't under the same pressure as other kinds of video games, as they are generally only played in small periods of time. This means that Pokémon Quest's flaws aren't as apparent when it is only being experienced for an hour (or less) at a time.
Pokémon Quest is a game that can essentially play itself. without much input being needed from the player in order to complete most of the missions. Those of you who are looking for a fun diversion while sitting on a train will likely find some enjoyment in Pokémon Quest, which is what it is intended for.
The fact that Pokémon Quest has had such success in a small amount of time means that we are likely to see a lot more updates to the game in the future. Pokémon Quest only focuses on the Pokémon from the Kanto region, which leaves a lot of leeway for future expansions.
Pokémon Quest is available to download now from the App Store, Google Play, and on the Nintendo Switch's Eshop.