Since the launch of Pokémon GO in select countries last week, the app by The Pokémon Company and Niantic has already surpassed 5 million installs on Android devices.
Additionally, it was reported earlier by VentureBeat that Pokémon GO is now the fastest mobile game ever in revenues on Android and iOS according to app tracking firm App Annie. The previous record holder was Supercell’s strategy battler Clash Royale.
“Even though Pokémon Go is only officially open in three countries, the game is generating well over $1 million of net revenue for Niantic Labs,” App Annie communications boss Fabien Pierre-Nicolas said. “I can easily envision a run-rate of over $1 billion per year with less server issues, a worldwide presence, and more social and player-vs.-player features.”
We reported earlier that Nintendo saw a huge spike with the biggest stock jump since 1983 thanks to Pokémon GO. The app has surpassed other popular apps in usage time such as WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, and more.
Pokémon GO is currently available in the US, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. The app is expected to release in the UK, Europe, and other countries within the next coming days.