Pokémon Go Breaks App Store Record

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Apple has confirmed that the popular Pokémon Go app has set a new iTunes App Store record. The app is only available in a few countries, but already the app has had more downloads in the App Store during its first week than any other app.

The app first launched in the US on July 6 and it only took four days before becoming the No. 1 free app in the App Store. Since then, the app has been downloaded more than 30 million times on iOS and Android devices and has earned over $35 million in revenue.

The research firm SensorTower says that people are using Pokémon Go than any other app including Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter.

Nintendo and Niantic’s Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game that uses your phone’s GPS to bring up Pokémon on your screen. Real life locations are turned into PokéStops for you to stock up on PokéBalls and other items.

On Wednesday, the financial firm Needham estimated that Pokémon Go could add $3 billion to Apple’s sales over the next 12 to 24 months. Even though the game is free to play, Apple will receive a 30% cut of in-app purchases made through the game.

Source info: Cnet