Pokémon GO was like a wildfire when it first came out, quickly spreading around the world and captivating countless players in numerous nations. Things have started to settle down recently, though, with a lack of certain features catching the ire of some fans while others just got bored and moved on, as is standard practice for mobile games. Even so, the app remains popular according to a new study by Slice Intelligence. They’ve found that although GO has lost a vast number of its paying customers, but it is still making more revenue than any other app.

Slice Intelligence examined GO‘s peak back in July and compared it to the current level of paying players, finding that that number has dropped by a large 79%. Even so, for the month of August it accounted for 28% of the revenue of the entire mobile platform, far out-performing other games with in-game purchase options like Candy Crush or Clash of Clans.

Slice also looked at other parts of the market, like the mobile market as a whole. While GO‘s release initially motivated gamers to start spending money in other apps, they found that those levels have since dropped back to pre-Pokémon levels. However, there is a ongoing effect for Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, as Pokémon-related products are continuing to see a rise in sales thanks to the mobile game’s success. It looks like even though players may not be sticking with GO or the mobile scene, the game has still reawakened Pokémania in many people.

You can check out some charts for all this info in the gallery below. What do you think of Pokémon GO two months later? Are you still enamored with the game, or have you left it behind? And has it inspired you to look into other parts of the Pokémon franchise, like the upcoming 3DS games or those Eevee plushies from Build-A-Bear? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Slice Intelligence

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Tyler Meehan
Tyler is verbose. He apologizes for that. Tyler "Alpha" Meehan's first experiences with gaming came from his cousins' NES and the Mario games that went with it. They were fun, but merely brief distractions while on the road (yes, they had an NES in their car. It was awesome, and he was jealous). Still, nothing compared to his Star Wars books. OR SO HE THOUGHT. His love of gaming truly began when he and a friend came together to beat the Nintendo 64's Mission: Impossible, a challenge so intense that Tyler bought his own console to facilitate its defeat. Upon being introduced to Ocarina of Time (an introduction that included, among other spoilers, the freakin' final boss fight. GEEZ, PHILIP), his lot in life as a Nintendo fanboy was sealed in stone. His ability to recall absolutely useless video game information served him well during the Pokémon craze, and helped him aid numerous friends in their own endeavors to defeat games like Majora's Mask and Kingdom Hearts. Those were good days. Good days... The Zelda series soon became his primary obsession fascination, but additionally he was soon introduced to text-based RPGs by one of his schoolmates. Discovering that he had a knack for the English language and a strong love of telling stories, he started putting effort into writing his own storylines. That all got put onto the backburner, though, when he discovered the Zelda online community, particularly The Desert Colossus's Hyrule Adventures 2, an online text RPG based in the Zelda world. He joined under the pseudonym of "Alpha" and soon became one of their lead writers, going so far as to join the moderator staff and, in a year's time, become the head administrator of the RPG. During this time, Twilight Princess was released, and he joined several other TDCers in posting their thoughts on the game - his "Twilight Impression Posts" lasted for several months and were well received by the community. Staying on even after the webmaster was forced to retire, he continued to provide occasional news posts and articles for the site, until it became clear that the site was dying. He turned his focus back to Hyrule Adventures 2 and his college studies, until the latter forced him to stop work on the former. Tyler graduated a few years ago from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelors in Computer Science, and now serves as a software engineer for a rather large company that he doesn't feel like telling you all about (he's a jerk like that sometimes). His love of gaming and writing still strong, he joined the Zelda Informer staff in early 2013 to write a walkthrough for The Wind Waker, but later began using his English skills to become ZI and Gamnesia's first dedicated Copy Editor. When not trying to get Brian to shut up in Gamnesia's group chat, he spends his time writing Zelda fanfiction, planning some original fantasy stories that he may or may not try to publish some day, and playing games on his Wii, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS. He intends to get a WiiU sooner or later, probably around when Pikmin 3 comes out, but has little interest in the other consoles currently. Also, he can't stand writing bios in first-person. Talking about yourself like that is just...weird.


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