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Pokémon Go surpasses 1 billion downloads

The augmented reality title from Niantic Labs is still making history as it cracks another incredible milestone.

Niantic seriously hit the jackpot when they released Pokémon Go, as the augmented reality title - which became a global sensation originally back in 2016 - has surpassed over one billion downloads since launch, as shared by Engadget, although it was The Pokémon Company who announced the milestone with a series of videos in Japanese.

While the one billion downloads are impressive, it has been noted that some are re-downloads, meaning it's not entirely clear the true number of active monthly users, although SuperData has estimated that the title is the most popular it has ever been, as reported by Forbes.

Pokémon Go first launched three years ago and managed to cross the 500 million downloads threshold in under two months. The climb to double that number has been a much slower journey, however, although Niantic and The Pokémon Company have continued to keep the game fresh, including with the recent edition of Team Rocket.

As for the other titles under Niantic's belt, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite has just released, introducing Harry Potter fans to the world of AR this time, although without the same roaring success as Pokémon Go.

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