Pokémon Go made nearly $ 800 million worldwide worldwide in 2018, according to market research firm Sensor Tower. It is up 35 percent compared to 2017.
Pokémon Goes debuted in June 2016, and it was an instant hit. The popularity of the placement-based mobile game fell slightly after the blowing start, but developer Niantic has been able to build a massive player base with continuous updates, including the addition of several Pokémon and new features (such as trading and coaching).
Niantic's free-to-play game had a strong December to end the year, with players spending $ 75 million a month. It was up 32 percent from the $ 57.2 million Pokémon Go team in December 201
U.S. leads to expenses
U.S. players spent the most money on the game, contributing $ 262 million, which is 33 percent of the total $ 800 million. That's the same percentage as 2017. Japan was close behind with $ 239 million, which is 30 percent of the world's total. It is up from the 25 percent that Japan made up in 2017.
Pokémon Goo's total revenue since its launch now stands at $ 2.2 billion. Sensor towers note that the game may hit $ 3 billion by 2019.