It hasn’t even been available for two weeks yet, and Pokémon GO is already the most popular mobile game in U.S. history. The title now has over 21 million active daily users, which breaks the previous record of 20 million set by Candy Crush Saga in 2013.
“Within three days of its release, Pokémon GO attracted more users than Twitter, and rose to the top of the App Store revenue charts, earning millions of dollars a day for its publisher, Niantic,” according to research firm SurveyMonkey.
It’s worth noting that Pokémon GO is still only available in a select few markets. It launched in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand last week — then finally arrived in Germany on Wednesday. When it rolls out to other countries, it’s only going to get even bigger.
It’s probably just a matter of time before Pokémon GO becomes the biggest mobile game worldwide, then. At which point, it will be raking in even more money for Niantic and The Pokémon Company, and likely adding more to Nintendo’s market value.
Nintendo, which owns part of The Pokémon Company, will be especially pleased at the game’s success. The Japanese company has long avoided bringing its beloved franchises to mobile platforms, but Pokémon GO is proving it’s a worthwhile pursuit.
If you’re still waiting for Pokémon GO to come to your country, there is a way you can download it now anywhere in the world — just follow our helpful tutorial. And if you have a jailbroken iOS device, here’s a bunch of great third-party tweaks that make the game even greater.
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