Pokemon Go released a few months ago and instantly become a massive hit. One of the biggest games on iOS and Android right now, Pokemon Go is Nintendo and The Pokemon Company’s crown jewel in the smartphone market.
According to the latest stats, Pokemon Go is the fastest mobile game to reach $600 million in revenue. Even though its growth is slowing down, it is still the biggest smartphone game in history.
According to market researcher App Annie, Pokemon Go reached the $600 million mark in just 90 days. For the sake of comparison, Candy Crush Saga took over 200 days to hit $600 million. Meanwhile, Puzzle & Dragons took over 400 days while Clash of Clans took 500 days.
It is safe to say that it would take a long time before another smartphone game break this record. Such a big success makes you wonder if Nintendo should bring more of its games to other platforms.
Nintendo as a game developer can earn more than it does as a console manufacturer. According to a Tokyo-based analyst, if Nintendo NX fails to make a mark in the console space, Nintendo may not have any other option but develop games for PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and smartphones.
Another flop in launching new hardware should be a sign that Nintendo is better off providing its rich game title franchises to smartphones, Sony and Microsoft.
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