Pokemon Go Becomes Most Popular Mobile Game in US History; Nearly 21 Million Daily Active Users

on July 14, 2016 11:37 AM

Since its debut last week, regions such as Australia, the US, and (just recently) Europe have quickly been caught up in Pokemania with the release of the AR mobile game Pokemon Go, which has quickly taken over the record as the most popular game in US history (so far).

In a report from SurveyMonkeyPokemon Go has climbed to a daily active user count of just under 21 million players, making it the most popular game to release in the US and claiming the title from the previous record holder Candy Crush Saga, which peaked at about 20 million players at the height of its popularity in 2013.

After releasing last week, the game has quickly climbed up the player count charts past numerous other popular mobile games such as Slither.ioDraw Something, and Clash Royale, and has even surpassed Twitter in its number of daily active users, with SurveyMonkey also reporting that the game is growing on track to rival the number of users from apps such as Snapchat and even Google Maps itself.

However, SurveyMonkey also explained that like many other popular apps, such as Draw Something or Nintendo’s own Miitomo, player numbers for games that generate “tremendous hype” tend to die down very quickly, so it will mostly be a matter of waiting and seeing whether Pokemon Go‘s fad fades quickly, or if it can maintain a dedicated player base and be quite profitable.

Pokemon Go is currently available on iOS and Android in Australia, the US, and Europe, with the game expected to debut in other regions soon.

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