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2019 was Pokemon GO's most successful year to date

January 10, 2020 1 min read

There's no denying that Pokemon GO will go down as one of the biggest overnight phenomenons in gaming. Niantic's augmented reality mobile game launched to a rapturous response, leading to never-before-seen reports of people gathering in locations en masse to bag rare critters, as well as other events perhaps best forgotten.

Because we don't see those scenes of madness anymore, it would be easy to cast aside Pokemon GO as "that game no-one plays anymore." But the reality is far from that. In fact, according to new data from number-crunchers over at Sensor Tower, 2019 was the most successful year from Pokemon GO to date, with the app pulling in a staggering $894 millionin gross player spending. (The previous record was $832 million, recorded in the game's launch year of 2016.)

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