It’s been only a month since the Pokemon Go craze gripped the world. And according to an analytics firm Sensor Tower, the augmented reality game has grossed over $200 million revenue. The amount is twice the amount generated by the hit video game Clash Royale and Candy Crush Soda Saga in the game’s first month of availability.
The revenue is derived from in-app purchases that players make, like playing Poke Balls, and other things like Lures and Incense, that attracts Pokemon.
When the game releases in other countries, the revenue will grow, especially with the launch in Japan in the middle of this month. Only last week Pokemon Go was launched in 15 new Asian markets. Since its release a month back, players have encountered some disastrous accidents. Last month, the game hit Japan amidst massive craze. Junichi Masuda, head of development at Game Freak Inc, the developer of the original Pokemon game said, “To everyone in Japan: I am sorry to make you wait for so long(…)Pokemon Go can now be played in Japan.”
Demands are huge for the game in countries like China, Korea, and India where fans are still waiting for its arrival. The more area, it cover, the more money will keep rolling in.
A couple of days back, we heard that Niantic was on shutting down Pokemon Go tracking sites. Niantic CEO John Hanke has made it pretty clear that he’s not happy with this service. “We have priorities right now, but they might find in the future that those things may not work (…) People are hacking around trying to take data out of our system, and that’s against our terms of service,” Hanke said. Only last month, Pokemon Go servers for Malaysia got listed. The rumor arose when the MMO Server Status under the Pokemon GO section got listed along with several other newly listed countries. Although it doesn’t confirm that the game would come in Malaysia in Indian but it has given Malaysian fans hope.