Well, we finally have a decisive answer to a doubt we mostly get asked about Pokémon GO, “People still play that game?”
Yes, approbation they do.
Analytics organisation Superdata says that some-more people played Pokémon GO this competence than during any indicate given a game’s launch in Jul 2016. The diversion finished $104 million in May, that is a 174% burst from a prior year, and a diversion had 147 million active users in May.
If you’re meditative this strike was due to a new serve of trade and friends into Pokémon GO, that isn’t a case. Keep in mind that this is information from May and those additions usually arrived recently in June. As such, we have to trust that Jun is going to be even aloft than May was, environment new “since launch” annals for a game.
The strangest thing is that we can’t indicate to one specific thing about because this boost would have happened in May. we consider it was a perfection of a prior year of updates, as finally when a continue thawed, players were means to go out and full try all 3 generations of Pokémon, all a raids, Community Days, and new Research quests that acquire them prizes.
No, there was no new epoch expelled in May, no outrageous GO eventuality like what’s function after this summer, and trade and friending wasn’t there nonetheless either. This is usually a diversion that has unequivocally finished a work to grow and urge a playerbase, and once a continue authorised it, they’re reaping a rewards of that investment with a incomparable organisation of players than they’ve seen given a diversion became an overnight tellurian materialisation dual years ago.
We competence never utterly get to that indicate again, a epoch when we couldn’t travel down a travel for dual weeks though saying people personification Pokémon GO everywhere we looked, though it stands to reason that GO is an incredibly healthy game, and that Nintendo is unequivocally correct to couple it to a arriving Switch titles, Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee as a overpass to a normal handheld array (where Gen 8 will reportedly be out on Switch a following year).
Honestly, we didn’t know if Niantic had it in them to see this by for a prolonged term, though we have been flattering vacant by what they’ve been constantly adding to a game. Last year, notwithstanding a proclamation of a new Harry Potter AR/location diversion (still nonetheless to be expelled in 2018), they betrothed that they were “doubling down” on Pokémon GO all a same. we scoffed during that during a time, though it unequivocally has incited out to be a case. Between quests, friends and trading, GO is in a best mark it’s ever been, and scarcely any new change that comes to a diversion is a good one, that is something we can’t contend about too many other games.
For me, a final genuine square of a nonplus is a game’s battling system. While throwing and exploring work great, Pokémon GO’s weakest gameplay aspect has always been a tap-centric battling complement that has felt like a stopgap, watchful for something softened to come along and reinstate it. Once on a time we competence have suspicion that it would be good to go behind to turn-based fighting, though with live raids and mixed people groan on Pokémon during a same time, that usually can’t work. But there has to be a softened way. Every other aspect of Pokémon GO has softened in a final dual years, though battling stays a dire issue.
I am happy to see a continued success of Pokémon GO, and we have to trust that a new friending and trade systems are usually going to boost a recognition of a diversion further, with loads some-more rewards for personification often, and many importantly, personification with your IRL friends, that is Niantic’s ultimate idea for a diversion (well, also money).
We have 3 outrageous tellurian Pokémon GO events entrance this summer, any of that will clear something specific, and afterwards all of them will have some “ultra” clear that really good could be Gen 4, as a timelines choice for that recover during a finish of a summer. Stay tuned, as Pokémon GO is simply not going anywhere.