Pokémon Go players spent more than $70 million on the free-to-play game during October 2018, an increase of 67% percent from October 2017.
Pokemon Go was the seventh highest earning mobile video game during the month, earning more than the mobile version of ” Fortnite : Battle Royale.”
It seems like the sun will never set on Pokémon fever.
The mobile video game is still free-to-play, but players can spend money on in-game items and cosmetics.
“Pokémon Go” recently unveiled a new batch of creatures from “Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl,” which likely led to renewed interest in the game.
The October earnings reflect an increase of about 67% when compared to last year; the game earned $43.6 million during October 2017.
This is certainly good news as Nintendo prepares to launch “Pokémon: Lets Go, Pikachu!”
and “Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!”
The two games are remakes of “Pokemon Red & Blue” and the first main series Pokémon games to arrive on the Nintendo Switch.
Some of the 80 new Pokémon coming to Pokémon Go
In terms of player spending, Japan represented 33.2 percent in total sales and the US made up 32.9 percent of sales. 54 percent of player spending was on Google Play devices. Sensor Tower reports GO saw a significant drop in November last year right through until January 2018. We’ll just have to wait and see if history repeats itself, or the surge in spending continues.