We’re all used to seeing the mighty numbers raked in each day by Pokémon GO, however Niantic’s monster-catching phenomenon has risen to new heights by producing a staggering $21m USD throughout its two-day Pokémon GO Fest 2021 occasion.
The determine, which interprets to round £15.4m GBP, comes from new Sensor Tower knowledge shared with Eurogamer; there, it is reported that the Saturday was the “most profitable” of the 2 days, simply changing into one of many app’s highest-earning days up to now.
In an official Niantic recap of the occasion, which unsurprisingly avoids giving us all of the juicy monetary stats, the developer reveals that over 1.5 billion Pokémon had been caught, that gamers collectively walked over 125m kilometres, and that over 23m raids had been accomplished.
“Thanks, Trainers, for making this yr’s Pokémon GO Fest so particular!” Niantic says. “We had been delighted to see how a lot you loved the occasion, whether or not at dwelling, at an area park, and even at one among our metropolis celebrations. We sit up for the day that we are able to all rejoice collectively once more.”