Pokemon GO: Still The Most Popular Mobile Game?
Pokemon GO is probably the most popular mobile game this year. This is according to Google which reported that Pokemon GO is the most searched term in 2016.
Google on Pokemon GO
Google reported that Pokemon GO is the top word searched on 2016. Most of the search was also concentrated on July and August which was the mobile game's release date. Other top searches included Apple's iPhone 7, US President-elect Donald Trump, the late musician Prince and Powerball.
Pokemon GO Owes Popularity to Franchise?
Game observers believed Pokemon GO owes its popularity to the long running Nintendo Pokemon franchise. The release of the 3DS game Pokemon Sun and Moon is also seen as an added boost for the mobile game.
Pokemon GO Statistics
Pokemon GO was first released on July 6, 2016 and was downloaded more than a half billion times. At its height, more than 20 million users in the US were playing the game daily. Mobile game developer Niantic Labs earned more than $600 million since its launch. These statistics are probably the reason why it made Google's most top searched list.
Can Super Mario Run Surpass It?
Nintendo is hoping to replicate the success of Pokemon GO with Super Mario Run. Gaming analysts predict that the Mario runner will earn around more than $70 million during its first month. This is only half the amount earned by Pokemon GO in the same period.
The two Nintendo mobile games also have a different approach in treating its mobile players. Pokemon GO is free for iOS and Android players. Players though, can buy some of the game's items for real world cash. Meanwhile, players can only play the full version of Super Mario Run for a one-time fee of $10. It's also exclusively available for iOS device users for now. Android users will to have to wait until next year.
Pokemon GO Gen 2 Coming; Trainers Prepare For Niantic's Biggest Update
Pokemon GO Gen 2 and other new features are coming to the game on Dec. 12, 2016. This is the ongoing rumor that many trainers have been hoping and waiting for.
Super Mario Run Offers Unique Free-To-Play Feature – Miyamoto Explains
Super Mario Run is an upcoming free game to download on iPhone and other iOS mobile devices. Players will need to pay $10 though to open up all the game's content.
Pokemon GO Gen 2 Update: Genders, Move Sets Included In Pokemon GO APK 0.49.1?
The Pokemon GO Gen 2 update will reportedly be included in the upcoming APK 0.49.1. Data miners have also uncovered interesting details about the APK including Shiny Pokemon.
Pokemon GO: Here's Why You Should Favor Raids Over The Buddy System
The new Raids System of Pokemon GO seems to have made the old Buddy System obsolete. There are reasons why trainers now prefer this new system over the old.
Pokemon GO: Niantic Adds More Pokemon On The Egg Pools
Surprisingly, the studio has updated the egg pools in Pokemon GO. Check it out here!
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