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Pokémon Go proves it is still a money maker with two-day Pokémon Go Fest

Pokémon Go Fest 2021 was a huge success for developer Niantic. (Image via Pokémon Go Live)
Pokémon Go Fest 2021 was a huge success for developer Niantic. (Image via Pokémon Go Live)
Pokémon Go continues to pull in the bucks. After hitting US$5 billion in lifetime revenue earlier this year, this past weekend's Pokémon Go Fest 2021 pulled in over $21 million over just two days. The event also saw a flurry of activity from budding mobile Pokémon Masters.

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Pokémon Go turned five this month, and to celebrate, developer Niantic launched a weekend-long event dubbed Pokémon Go Fest 2021. Despite its age (or perhaps because of it), the popular AR mobile game continues to rake in cash, and Go Fest 2021 was one of its most lucrative events to date.

Over two days, Pokémon Go Fest 2021 captured over US$21 million, according to Sensor Tower (an app store analytics firm). This tops off the first half of a wildly successful year; since January 1, 2021, Pokémon Go has pulled in over $730 million. 

Earlier this year, the app hit a milestone of $5 billion in lifetime player spending, solidifying it as one of the most successful apps of the decade.

Other stats from Pokémon Go Fest 2021 include:

  • Over 1.5 billion Pokémon caught
  • Over 900 million Pokéstops visits
  • Over 23 million raids
  • Over 77 million miles (125 million kilometers) collectively walked

It seems that Pokémon Go will continue to grow in popularity throughout the near future as more and more people step up to the challenge of becoming a Pokémon Master.

Do you still play Pokémon Go? What do you think of the app’s impressive revenue numbers? Let us know in the comments. 

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I've been a computer geek my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a database administrator. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news and reviews. I've also written for other outlets including UltrabookReview and GeeksWorldWide, focusing on consumer guidance and video gaming. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not writing on electronics or tinkering with a device, I'm either outside with my family, enjoying a decade-old video game, or playing drums or piano.
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Sam Medley, 2021-07-22 (Update: 2021-07-22)