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Umamusume: Pretty Derby Surpasses 21 Million Downloads

Cygames announced that Umamusume: Pretty Derby passed over 21 million downloads. To commemorate this, all players will get an SSR Make Debut gacha ticket. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

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The SSR Make Debut gacha ticket will guarantee that you get an SSR support card. However, the options won’t be newer than ones that came out in January 2024.

In addition, a new horse girl named Jungle Pocket debuted in the game and she is available in the gacha. Jungle Pocket was a Japanese thoroughbred that won five out of thirteen races over the course of his career. He retired in 2002 and died in 2021. The horse girl version of Jungle Pocket plays a major role in the Beginning of a New Era film.

Umamusume: Pretty Derby is a multimedia franchise focusing on personified versions of famous race horses in history. While a good number of these horses were male in real life, they’re all girls in Umamusume. Aside from the game, there are anime series and manga adaptations of the characters and story. So far, Cygames has not announced any plans to release the game outside of Japan. However, Google hinted at a possible global release back in March 2023.

It has been a very popular game despite all of its delays, making over 2.4 billion JPY. Over 72% of the money Cygames made from mobage between February 2021 and March 2024 came from this game. Even back in 2021, it was the third highest grossing mobile game, competing with titles like Pokemon Go and Genshin Impact. It reached this number within about three months of release.

Umamusume: Pretty Derby is readily available on mobile devices and Windows PC in Japan.

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Stephanie is a senior writer who has been writing for games journalism and translating since 2020. After graduating with a BA in English and a Certificate in Creative Writing, she spent a few years teaching English and history before fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a writer. In terms of games, she loves RPGs, action-adventure, and visual novels. Aside from writing for Siliconera and Crunchyroll, she translates light novels, manga, and video games.