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21 Pokemon Go numbers that will blow your mind

Pokemon Go just keeps shattering records. Forget Clash Of Clans or Fallout Shelter: Nintendo's critter-catching app is already well on the way to being the biggest mobile game ever released. Oh, and it'll shortly surpass sales of the incredi-popular original Pokemon games, despite having been available in some territories for less than a week. Below are some of the bonkers numbers which prove that Pikachu's triumphant comeback is a once-in-a-generation phenomenon. 


Uses of the hashtag #PokemonGo during its first week on the App Store.
[source: Wired]


Share of the US games market Pokemon Go accounted for over its first Sunday on sale.
[source: Slice Intelligence


PokeCoins purchased using the most popular bundle, covering 37% of in-app purchases.
[source: Slice Intelligence


Number of minutes the average iOs user spends playing Pokemon Go every day.
[source: App Institute


Number of Pokemon Go downloads surpassed as of 19 July.
[source: Venturebeat

31.4 million

Worldwide sales of 1996’s red, blue and green – a number Pokemon is expected to surpass imminently.
[source: Vox


Amount one, er, committed player forked out for a level 20 Pokemon Go account with 75 characters unlocked.
[source: eBay]
[note: above listing removed after this piece went live on 22 July]


Number of Likes for the Pokemon Go Facebook page as of 22 July.
[source: Facebook]


The number of people who walked off a San Diego cliff playing Pokemon Go (and thankfully survived).
[Source: Kotaku]

$3 billion

Estimated figure Apple – not Nintendo – will take from Pokemon Go in-app purchases over the next two years.
[source: Softpedia]


Time, in hours, it took for Pokemon Go to top the 'highest-grossing mobile app' chart in the United States.
[source: Venturebeat]


Pokemon Go players aged between 18 and 34.
[source: Slice Intelligence


Distance you’ll have to walk to have a chance of hatching Aerodactyl, Lapras, Scyther, Chansey, Jynx, Magmar, Electabuzz, Eever, Pinsir, Kabuto, Hitmonchan, Omanyte, Dratini, Snorlax, Hitmonlee, Mr Mine, or Onix.
[source: Serebi/BBC


Peak daily active users in the US – more than any other app, ever.
[source: App Institute


Tweets about Pokemon Go in its first week after release.
[source: Spredfast/BBC

4-6 million

Average number of daily downloads in the US between 7 and 13 July.
[source: Pocket Gamer]


Number of European countries with Pokemon Go as of 21 July. In France, it's been delayed in the aftermath of the Nice tragedy.

$11 billion

Amount added to Nintendo’s stock exchange value after Pokemon Go’s first weekend on sale. 


Minimum eBay price for a Pokemon Go Plus wearable in the UK. (It's already long sold out on the official Nintendo shop.)
[source: eBay]


Calories it's estimated an average man will burn in a week playing Pokemon Go.[source: BBC


Amount Pokemon Go is making every day in the US alone.
[source: Telegraph]
Wondering what all the fuss is about? Here's our detailed explanation of the Pokemon Go basics.

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