Pokemon Go has made $160 million in less than 30 days and people use it more than Facebook

Who'd have thought it, but Pokemon Go is doing rather well when it comes to the old microtransactions. Analytics firm Sensor Tower has been keeping track of the stats and despite no availability of the app in China or Brazil, global app revenue has now passed $160 million. 

Stats say that despite the changes in recent weeks and removal of the tracking feature in the latest Pokemon Go update there's been no slowdown in use and people are actually still using the app more than Facebook. 

A breakdown of iPhone users in the US shows that there's been no decrease in players since the app change and people are still catching 'em all more than scrolling through Mark Zuckerberg's social network. The question it all boils down to is actually very simple. Can you catch Pokemon in Facebook? No. Case closed.  

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Louise Blain

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.