Pokemon Go Has Already Surpassed A Billion Downloads, An Amazing Feat For A Mobile Game

Pokemon Go Has Already Surpassed A Billion Downloads, An Amazing Feat For A Mobile Game
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Pokemon games have a cult-like following unlike any other series. The fans are so passionate about these cute and diverse fantasy-like creatures. Out of all of the Pokemon games that have come out over the last couple of years, Pokemon Go has been one of the most successful. This is pretty crazy considering it’s a mobile game.

A lot of mobile games today don’t have the most fun gameplay. It’s more of an addicting quality that keeps gamers coming back. There’s also some sort of pay and play scheme that can be frustrating at times. For example, you could be playing for an hour and then get timed out. The only way to come back in before waiting until time refreshes is to spend money.

Fortunately, Pokemon Go doesn’t have any of these elements. It’s just a fun game designed for fans that want to catch some Pokemon in the real world. The game has been so fun — in fact — that it recently reached an impressive milestone. As of today, it has surpassed a billion downloads. This is a huge accomplishment for a mobile game. The developers at Niantic have a lot to be proud of with this beautiful and smart creation.

Pokemon Go first debuted in 2016. It received so much support early on. Fans of the franchise had to get their hands on the game. Fortunately, they didn’t have to pay any money. It’s a completely free game that doesn’t really feel like a free game. You feel the passion the developers poured into this incredible project.

If you’ve never had the chance to play this mobile game, it offers an augmented reality design. You use your phone to target Pokemon in the real world. You can find various Pokemon in your backyard, at the park, and even near your school. This augmented reality design thus promotes activity with video gaming.

Not many games have taken this approach as of late. It’s a nice touch that certainly addresses some of the health concerns that lobbyists and government officials have had about video games over the years. You can stay active and catch all of the Pokemon you want.

Even till this day, it’s one of the most popular gaming apps you can find on the marketplace. Even if you’re not a fan of this franchise, you’ll find something to love about this game. It has revolutionized the mobile game marketplace and will certainly go down in history as a trend-setter.