Can you guess which Pokemon mobile game has earned the most money?
Pokemon is the world’s biggest franchise. It has conquered literally every market it has entered, from video games to anime to trading cards, merchandise, and beyond. This also includes, apparently, mobile games. Mobile analysis firm Sensor Tower have put out a report where they state that Pokemon mobile games and apps have collectively earned a staggering $2.5 billion in revenue to date.
Of course, the lion’s share of that goes to the still popular Pokemon GO, which has earned an eye-watering $2.45 billion of that total- which is 98%, for those keeping track. The remaining $50 million is divided between Pokemon Shuffle, Pokemon Duel, Pokemon Conquest, Pokemon TCG Online, and Pokemon: Magikarp Jump, with Pokemon Shuffle earning $25 million out of that.
The US continues to be the biggest market for Pokemon too, with 35% of all this revenue coming from there; Japan, as expected, is in second place, with 29%. Of course, Pokemon is big everywhere, so in the end, even the “smaller” markets for it end up contributing obscene amounts of money.