Pokémon was the smash hit of the summer of 2016, as people wandered round collecting Pokémon in the surge of popularity on release, and while that interest cooled down after a while, the game has still been steadily popular in the following three years, so much so that Sensor Tower reports it has grossed an estimated $2.65 billion USD, being on track to pass $3 billion this year.
This means the game has passed Candy Crush Saga and Clash Royale's $1.86 billion and $2.3 billion respectively in their first three years, although this doesn't count Chinese figures, as Pokémon Go hasn't launched there yet. That said, it still sits behind Supercell's Clash of Clans, which made $3.15 billion in its first three years.
Those in the US are at the top of spending in Pokémon Go, as they account for around 35% of gross revenue, an estimated $928 million. Japan follows closely with $779 million, and around 54% of this spending has come from Google Play.
Last week Pokémon Go Fest Dortmund teased Team Rocket with a big balloon at the event, adding to the list of online clues too, so we can expect a lot more content in the future for the game, which has just had its three-year anniversary.
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