Pokémon Home Surpasses 1.3 Million Downloads After First Week Of Release

Pokémon Home Surpasses 1.3 Million Downloads After First Week Of Release
Credit: Pokemon Home Official Website

Pokémon Home was recently released for players around the world. The basic service is free, but there is a paid premium service for those with a large number of Pokémon to keep track of.

Sensor Tower, a data and insights service for mobile apps, recently announced some surprising statistics for the brand new cloud service.

The official website described the service: “Pokémon Home is a cloud service for Nintendo Switch and compatible mobile devices designed as a place where all Pokémon can gather. By linking the same Nintendo Account to both the Nintendo Switch version and mobile version of Pokémon Home, you’ll be able to access the same Pokémon Boxes on both versions! Pokémon Home, you can move Pokémon between compatible games, trade Pokémon on the go, and more!”

Sensor Tower announced some analytics for the first week of Pokémon Home’s release. The US lead downloads with 444k in the first week, followed by Japan with 299k, Great Britain with 74k, Germany with 63k, and France with 53k downloads. The downloads do not include apps obtained from third-party Android stores. The total number of downloads globally is an estimated 1.3 million, according to the data.

This means that Pokémon Home users in the US had around 34% of the total downloads in the first week.

While the cloud service is free to download, Pokémon Home has the potential to bring in mobile revenue for the Pokémon Company.

The Nintendo eShop price for one month is $2.99, $4.99 for 90 days, and $15.99 for an entire year. While the pricing is more expensive than the service’s previous version, Pokémon Bank, which was only $4.99 a year, Pokémon Home utilizes cloud saves on both mobile and Nintendo Switch devices.

While some players may be able to look past the premium features of the paid plan, more serious players are using it to catalog all of their Pokémon, no matter where they are in the world.

The figures from Sensor Tower are only from the first week of the cloud service’s launch. There’s still plenty of time to see how much Pokémon will download and use the service.

Sensor Tower believes that the high download numbers and potential for revenue may inspire other game developers, especially those that make MMORPGs, to create companion mobile apps.

Pokémon Home is available now on iOS, Android, and the Nintendo Switch.