Pokemon Go made $1.92 million for Niantic in 2020
In 2020, to deal with the global lockdown, Niantic made a host of changes to Pokemon GO so as people could play it without leaving their houses.
Pokemon Go has been in the market since 2016 and it's still going pretty strong. The global Pokemon community has been up and about trying to catch them all, particularly over the lockdown. In 2020, to deal with the global lockdown, Niantic made a host of changes to the game, that particularly depends on how much you walk and explore, so as people could play it without leaving their houses.
Of course, this meant great profits for Niantic and that's no surprise. Pokemon Go has over 140 million active users currently and this helped the game thrive through 2020. According to a Screenrant report, Pokemon Go made $894 million in 2019. And in 2020, according to SuperData, Pokemon Go made $1.92 billion.
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SuperData, an international site that provides both quantitative and qualitative insights into different games, released their 2020 in review. This review includes details of all popular games played in 2020 along with the revenues they generated.
You can check out the numbers here:
According to SuperData, a huge portion of Pokemon Go's revenues came from the Pokemon Go Fest 2020 that was held entirely online this time.
Going by SuperData's numbers, the top game for the year in terms of revenue was Tencent's MOBA game Honor of Kings which made $2.54 billion.
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