It’s truly a phenomenon that can be compared to the original launch of Pokemon Red & Blue twenty years ago. If you’ve seen people walking around the street with an iPhone or Android in front of their face looking oblivious to their surroundings, there’s a 9/10 percent chance that they’re playing Pokemon Go.
Although there’s been doubts whether or not Nintendo can survive and adapt to the ever growing mobile-market, Nintendo, The Pokemon Company, and Niantic proved those doubters wrong with the success of Pokemon Go.
According to recent reports, Pokemon Go has been downloaded roughly 7.5 million times in the U.S on the iOS App Store and Google Play platforms. It’s also been reported to be generating $1.6 million per day on iOS alone. With all these factors and many others taken in consideration, Nintendo’s market value has managed to grow by $7.5 billion dollars in a mere two days.
The success of Pokemon Go has been linked with the recent surge of Nintendo 3DS sales along with Pokemon software such as Pokemon X, Pokemon Y, Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, and Pokemon Omega on online marketplaces such as Amazon. With the near release of Pokemon Sun/Moon, the success of Pokemon Go, and the upcoming launch of the Nintendo NX, Nintendo’s future is looking very bright.