Pokemon Go Made 1 Billion USD in 2020 alone and we all thought the famous Augmented Reality game is dead. Pokemon Go was released back in 2016, it is one of the very fast AR games that was launched for smartphones. It was developed and published by Niantic in collaboration with The Pokémon Company. The game has 100,000,000+ on the Google Play Store.
It was also declared best Mobile Game by the Game Developers Choice Awards and Best App of the Year by TechCrunch. The gameplay is pretty unique and simple, after downloading the game you need to create and customize your avatar. The game is based on GPS and AR technology, as the player moves in the real world, the avatar also moves in the game’s map. Different Pokemons are residing in the game map and you need to walk around to find and catch them. If you come across a Pokemon, you need to click on it and the camera mode of the game will change into AR mode with a live rendered background. You need to use your AR mode Camera and throw the Pokeball in order to catch the pokemon.
The Coronavirus pandemic also caused an increase in the downloads of the Game. It is even more popular now because of the pandemic and is also financially very successful. According to the sensor tower, Pokemon Go has generated 1 Billion USD revenue in 2020 alone. From 2016-2020, the game has made 4.2 Billion USD. We all thought it’s a dead game, however, it is still one of the most played smartphone games of all time. Right now, Among is dominating the mobile-app market because of its unique gameplay.
Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios.
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