Pokémon GO had a great start, even with buggy servers it managed to get millions of users onboard. The game is rapidly approaching a daily active user rate similar to that of Twitter, while already surpassing Tinder. That’s right, we’ve reached a point where people need Scyther more than sex in the world!
You need to walk around to catch Snorlax, Jigglypuff, Pikachu & all other Pokémon. So this has resulted users, from shut-ins to nostalgic Individuals to venture out in the wild.
Leaving all those accidents aside Pokémon GO’s success has led to an inadvertent phenomenon: a spark in exercise – and everyone is talking about it. Many players have said the game has unexpectedly helped them with their mental health. See these tweets for instance:
#PokemonGO is going to do wonders for my mental health, providing me with purpose and reason to go outside at last.
— Drew Dale, that cyberpunk goth witch🖤✨🌙💮👁🏴 (@drwdal) July 6, 2016
I've probably burned 1,000 calories playing #PokemonGO today.
— SLOTH (@Timmyham) July 8, 2016
Pokémon Go has already made an estimated $14 Million, reports SuperData. Staggeringly, these numbers aren’t even taking into account the potential revenue Pokémon Go will generate when it’s made available globally. Hopefully if their servers survive.
— Prudent Geek (@APrudentGeek) July 8, 2016