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What happened to Pokemon Go?

MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 2,293
What happened to the sensation that was Pokémon Go?  Did the millions of kids and millennials who played it lose interest after a month?  Does anyone still play?  I heard about it non-stop for a bit, then total silence.
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  • MarnedMarned Member CommonPosts: 1
    It was just a HYIP
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  • mklinicmklinic Member UncommonPosts: 1,492
    Seems to be doing alright. Was an article on this site posted a couple days after the OP: https://www.mmorpg.com/pokemon-go/news/speaking-of-nianticpokemon-go-has-generated-18-billion-since-launch-1000049096

    excerpt:
     Sensor Tower estimates that worldwide daily revenue generated is in the vicinity of $2M per day.


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  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 4,557
    What happened to the sensation that was Pokémon Go?  Did the millions of kids and millennials who played it lose interest after a month?  Does anyone still play?  I heard about it non-stop for a bit, then total silence.
    That's a weird way of wording who plays it. Why not just the millions of people who played it, why Kids and Millennials? 

    To answer the question, the game is still doing extremely well on both App stores. I see raids happening sometimes around where I work, where groups of people are hanging out playing. 

    I started playing it again last week, and it's been pretty fun to mess around in. 
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  • MargraveMargrave Member RarePosts: 1,044
    Still playing, never stopped.
  • k61977k61977 Member RarePosts: 1,011
    It's actually doing very well even though the company keeps shooting itself in the foot.  They keep trying to do real world events which go bad and then they over compensate and make the events worthless.  Other than that they have actually added a lot of features to the game.  Sometimes when I do my daily walks I will open it up sometimes.
  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member EpicPosts: 7,733
    They just had their national hunt in Chicago last weekend and reported it was a success with adding extra cell towers.  I've read somewhere the game still brings in a ton of money.

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  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 5,136
    What happened to the sensation that was Pokémon Go?  Did the millions of kids and millennials who played it lose interest after a month?  Does anyone still play?  I heard about it non-stop for a bit, then total silence.
    It has carried on making lots of money - just not as fast as it did in its first 100 days. There was an article recently

    https://www.mmorpg.com/pokemon-go/news/speaking-of-nianticpokemon-go-has-generated-18-billion-since-launch-1000049096

    OK it links to an estimate but considering how fast it made its first billion it is probably in the ballpark.
  • frostymugfrostymug Member RarePosts: 543
    Everybody got hit by cars and shot for trespassing.

    Just as some predicted
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  • aslan132aslan132 Member UncommonPosts: 563
    I play off and on still when I am with a group of friends who still play. The game is still being updated and going strong. Lots of new content and features since launch, and many of the bugs have been addressed/fixed. Raids are kind of fun, and I see large groups still doing them together, overall yea, I would say its doing fine. 

    When I am alone, I play The Walking Dead "Our World" instead, but in groups, we still play Pokemon Go. Just waiting to see how the Harry Potter one will turn out.
  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 2,876
    The game is fine. Now with Pokemon Let's Go integration I feel some people will give it a second try or come back to it.

    It's not the second coming of the Overlord as some people claimed (more like the second Season of Overlord, am I right?) - but again, mainstream mob knows jack s***.
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  • RofusEURofusEU Member UncommonPosts: 58
    IMO Ingress was way better as a game. Pokémon Go is just riding with the franchise.
  • AmatheAmathe Member EpicPosts: 4,040
    It made enough money to buy a small planet.

    EQ1, EQ2, SWG, SWTOR, GW, GW2 CoH, CoV, FFXI, WoW, CO, War,TSW and a slew of free trials and beta tests

  • ScotScot Member EpicPosts: 9,487
    edited July 17
    Marned said:
    It was just a HYIP
    Welcome to the boards!

    Yes it was hype, until it took off and they did not need to spend any more money promoting it. Still making lots of dosh, but not the new cultural phenomenon that would start of a whole new wave of gameplay as was touted by everyone from gaming to mainstream news journalists. :)
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  • cornicebignumcornicebignum Member CommonPosts: 6
    To me, it's only as fun as the people you have to play with. And like op said, about a month after release all my friends stopped playing, so I didn't really feel any need to continue.
    Great while it lasted, but could've been a lot better.
  • HeraseHerase Member RarePosts: 980
    Think it was a case of mass burnout, people just played it so much. Seen some still play it, but most don't anymore. It's not for bad reasons, just typical excessive game playing and for people who don't play video games often, a month or so is really good. 
  • ChimborazoChimborazo Member UncommonPosts: 114
    When it came out here there was a lot of fuzz, especially among people who are just sporadic "gamers". Lasted a month, never heard of it again.
    Currently on: Guild Wars 2
  • ScotScot Member EpicPosts: 9,487
    edited July 19
    When it came out here there was a lot of fuzz, especially among people who are just sporadic "gamers". Lasted a month, never heard of it again.
    Oh it was all about being a game for non-gamers, you game outside, you use your smartphone, it had augmented reality. It shouted social phenomena, not sure how much good gameplay there was.

    Hardly surprising that sort of gaming, among people who are not keen gamers failed to deliver a new way of gaming. Still made tons of profit though, with the right IP and a similar sort of gameplay we could see it all happening again.
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  • Truvidien88Truvidien88 Member UncommonPosts: 351
    Played for a few days then quit. My girlfriend is all about it though
  • ChimborazoChimborazo Member UncommonPosts: 114
    Scot said:
    When it came out here there was a lot of fuzz, especially among people who are just sporadic "gamers". Lasted a month, never heard of it again.
    Oh it was all about being a game for non-gamers, you game outside, you use your smartphone, it had augmented reality. It shouted social phenomena, not sure how much good gameplay there was.

    Hardly surprising that sort of gaming, among people who are not keen gamers failed to deliver a new way of gaming. Still made tons of profit though, with the right IP and a similar sort of gameplay we could see it all happening again.
    Never played it myself, just observed other friends playing. First, it had similar problems to old pokemon games: a lot of trash pokemons around with no purpose.
    Second, it lacked any sort of real combat, even the (imho) kinda shitty system of the Nintendo games.
    Scot
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  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 6,343
    Wasn't there just an article boasting about how much money Pokemon Go is making?
  • cornicebignumcornicebignum Member CommonPosts: 6
    OP just wondered why he isn't hearing about Pokemon Go anymore. Just because they're earning buckets of money, doesn't mean that everyone and their mom is still playing it. Good for them though for still going strong.
  • tawesstawess Member EpicPosts: 3,997
    What happened to the sensation that was Pokémon Go?  Did the millions of kids and millennials who played it lose interest after a month?  Does anyone still play?  I heard about it non-stop for a bit, then total silence.
    it is ok... you will find something else to snark at... 

    Afterall.. why pay for marketing when there is no need. In fact the new Pokeon: Pikachu/Evee probably injectedall the renewed intreset needed... also the fact that it is summer in Europe

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  • thunderCthunderC Member EpicPosts: 1,948
    What the gaming press won't tell you is that 3/4 of the Pokemon Go player base suffered massive coronary's. The sudden onset of psychical activity decimated the fan base. Rumor has it a Pokemon Go basement edition is in the works.
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  • guru_rpgguru_rpg Member CommonPosts: 3
    edited July 25
    Personally I Never played it myself, just watching others playing
    the game is still famous on App stores. Time to time , raids are happenning  on the street, where young people haging out playing this original game.

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  • Tatsuya9411Tatsuya9411 Member UncommonPosts: 16
    i stopped caring for it the moment it turned out to be some shitty AR game instead of some actual pokemon style game, but then again what did we even expected from Nintendo?
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