We’re all used to seeing the mighty numbers raked in on a daily basis by Pokémon GO, but Niantic’s monster-catching phenomenon has risen to new heights by generating a staggering $ 21m USD during the two-day Pokémon GO Fest 2021 event.
The figure, which translates to around £ 15.4 million GBP, comes from new Sensor Tower data shared with Eurogamer; where it is reported that Saturday was the “most lucrative” of the two days, and easily became one of the app̵
In an official Niantic summary of the event, which not surprisingly avoids giving us all the juicy economic statistics, the developer reveals that over 1.5 billion Pokémon were captured, that the players total went over 125m kilometers, and that over 23m raids were completed.
“Thank you, trainers, for making this year’s Pokémon GO Fest so special!” Sier Niantic. “We were happy to see how much you enjoyed the event, whether you were at home, in a local park or even at one of the city’s celebrations. We look forward to the day we can all celebrate together again.”