Pokémon Go takes $85m in September, its best month since last year

Andy Boxall | October 11, 2018

App Business

Niantic’s mobile augmented reality game Pokémon Go has had its most successful month of the year for revenues and installs, showing the app is not being affected by recent hits such as Epic Games’ Fortnite.

According to Sensor Tower’s data, Pokémon Go took $85m in revenue during September 2018, securing it fourth place in the firm’s overall revenue charts, and the game’s highest since November last year.

Year-on-year, this represented an 89% jump, and a 15% increase over the app’s revenue in August. It’s similarly positive for installs, with the game seeing 8.86 million downloads during September 2018, a 100% rise over the year before.

With September’s performance taken into account, the third quarter of 2018 became Pokémon Go’s best performing quarter for earnings since Q3 2016.

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