Mobile games downloads – additional information
In a global ranking of the top mobile games to reach 10 million downloads, Pokémon Go claimed the second spot in exactly a week after its launch by Nintendo. The augmented reality game surpassed Supercell’s popular strategy-based mobile game Clash Royale, which took two extra days to achieve the same record. Candy Crush Jelly Saga, released by King, took 12 days to reach 10 million downloads, thus securing a third place on the list.
The demand for the hit mobile game, Pokémon Go, soared following its release. In the United States, one of the first three countries to launch the app, there was a peak of 45 million daily active users on July 19, 2016. The game’s popularity in the U.S. was apparent based on an overwhelming majority of Americans having at least heard of the game as of July 18. What is more, just within the first month of its release, Pokémon Go brought in 200 million U.S. dollars in revenue, eightfold more than Clash Royale’s record.
Before the launch of Pokémon Go, Clash Royale had a mobile audience reach of three percent among U.S. mobile users. As of mid-2016, the game was amongst the most popular mobile gaming apps in the United States, with more than six million monthly active users on all platforms, and raked in approximately 315 thousand U.S. dollars in daily iOS revenues as of June 2016.