The MOP Up: Pokémon Go’s astounding multi-billion dollar haul

by | Sep 28, 2020

Just when you thought Pokémon Go couldn’t get any bigger, the augmented reality game has pulled in an extra $1.6 billion in just the first few months, according to estimates. Big things were expected when the app — which allows players to catch monsters in the real world as they see in the game — launched in July, but few could have predicted the success.

Pokémon Go has been buzzing with life since its release three weeks ago. In that time, it has become the most popular app in the App Store, with over 500 million downloads. The BBC estimates that the game is responsible for $2.3 billion in revenue in just a month. In short, Pokémon Go is a commercial success, and it is clear that it was the bringer of great benefits to the world.

It’s hard to believe that just five years ago, Pokemon Go was becoming a phenomenon summer, with waves of players traipsing through cities and across the countryside in search of elusive creatures. In those five years, the game has proven to be very profitable, as Niantic has stated that it has brought in $5 billion in revenue so far. Of this amount, more than $641 million was received in the first half of this year alone.

And this is justthe beginning ofthe rest of the news! Read on to discover other small MMO news and videos from the past week in this edition of The MOP Up (and if you don’t see the news we should be covering, give us a hint)!

An Indonesian minister is demanding a ban on the game Fortnite because a map created by a user allowed the destruction of a Muslim holy site. Epic Games has stated that this is not true.

Game developer Solid Clouds completes its IPO and raises nearly $6 million for its first game, Starborne:. Restrictions.

Dress Closers‘ Eunha in her new solver outfit with this month’s promotion.

League of Legendscharacter Lucian is now available in the mobile spin-off Wild Rift.

Double Axes are a brand new weapon archetype that players of Conan Exiles can use to… Cut the lettuce? I don’t see what else two axles can be used for. The firewood was probably cut twice.

Looks like GrandChase is back from the dead and ready to go in August.

I love you Between us? At the end of this year you can buy the Collector’s Edition with all its wonderful bonuses!

The blooming universe has good news – the mobile launch is imminent!

Because a player CS:GO tested positive for COVID before the IEM tournament in Cologne, the entire team must be released from quarantine.

The MOBA Eternal Return has issued a press release announcing that the Battle Royale game is now available in the GeForce NOW library in Early Access status.

Fiesta Online scheduled for the 28th. July announced the Realm of the Gods expansion with three new zones, 100 additional quests and five additional player levels.

Don’t you understand how Albion Online’s Hell Gate ? Here is the official video explanation for this feature:

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Community teamBless Unleashed and team had a great time competing against each other:

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Reader Mikey told us about the game Vampire the Masquerade, Bloodhunt, and how in this game you bite each other to win:

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It’s time to improve your gaming skills in PUBG :

On TAEGO, your fight doesn’t end in death. pic.twitter.com/Qo31bc7gqa

– PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBG) July 7, 2021

Not to mention the latest spin-off PUBG , which will be released in August:

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The MMO industry produces more and more news every year – no single site can cover it all. That’s why each week we bundle all the extras into The MOP Up, our weekly compendium of MMO news that we don’t want to see lost in the rush of time. Send us your messages on our information line!

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