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Pokemon Go has raked in over $5 billion in five years

By Dom Peppiatt 6 July 2021 11:15 GMT Happy birthday, Pokemon Go! Today, on the mobile sensation’s fifth birthday, it’s been revealed that the game has raked in an impressive $5 billion in revenue.As per a new report from Sensor Tower, the iOS and Android game developed by Niantic has recorded a ridiculous amount of revenue during the half-decade since it first launched.Initially hitting handheld devices in 2016, the game has generated – on average – $1 billion per year (though, of course, there are ebbs and flows). That’s what 632 million downloads can do for you!$1.9 billion of the game’s…

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Pokemon Go maker is working with Nintendo on a Pikmin AR game

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 11:49 GMT Niantic’s next game with Nintendo is currently in the works.Niantic, the developer behind the widely successful phenomenon Pokemon Go, is teaming up with Nintendo to turn one of its other brands into an AR game. That being Pikmin.The studio announced the partnership on Monday, confirming that a Pikmin-based app would be the first to be produced. Similar to Pokemon Go, the Pikmin app will be based on Niantic’s mobile AR tech.Gameplay will revolve around “activities to encourage walking and make walking more delightful,” which sounds like a different take on Pokemon…

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Pokemon Go is dropping support for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and more older iOS/Android devices

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 13:14 GMT Pokemon Go will cease to work on a few older devices soon.Pokmeon Go developer Niantic has revealed that it’s ending support for iOS 10, iOS 11 and Android 5. For phones, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 will also no longer be able to play the game.This will take effect in October with the release of a new update. For devices where an OS update is available, it’s best to bring them forward to the latest version of Android or iOS. If you own either of those older iPhones, however, you’re…

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Porygon and Charmander are the Pokemon Go Community Day Pokemon for September and October

Players recently had the opportunity to vote on which Pokemon they wanted to appear in the next two Pokemon Go Community Day events – the victors were Porygon and Charmander. The poll was initially posted on the official Pokemon Go Twitter page, and was between four iconic Gen 1 Pokemon: Charmander, Porygon, Caterpie, and Grimer. 🗳️ Trainers, it’s time to cast your vote! 🗳️ The two Pokémon with the most votes will be the featured Pokémon for our next two Community Day events! #PokemonGOCommunityDay — Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) August 23, 2020After almost 1 million votes were cast, there were two…

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Pokemon Go might be getting a paid subscription service

A recent datamine has revealed that Pokemon Go might be getting its own subscription service in the near future. The news comes from Reddit, where a poster detailed their excursion deep into the source code for Pokemon Go’s latest APK.Most of what they learned had to do with Mega Evolutions – for example, the implementation of Megas was in the works prior to remote raiding and stickers, and Megas will have their own Raid level (as opposed to following the traditional 1-5 structure, which was originally reported after the initial datamining session).It was also revealed that there is a new…