Pokemon GO, the augmented reality game that was released in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand last week has been downloaded and installed by millions of users in just few days. Its popularity is such that it is soon going to exceed Twitter in daily active users on Android.
A research data from Similar Web has revealed 60 percent of the people who have downloaded the game are playing it daily. It means 3 percent of the total population of the U.S. that use Android smartphones are playing Pokemon Go.
Around 3.5 percent of Android users in the U.S. are using Twitter, the third most famous social networking site, Hence, Pokemon Go is expected to surpass Twitter in terms of daily active users in the U.S. very soon.
It is too early to predict whether the game will be able to sustain its momentum as game apps end up losing?popularity over time. According to the research, Pokemon Go that was released on July 6 has been installed in 5.16 percent of total Android devices in the U.S.
The game was installed on more Android smartphones than the popular dating app Tinder in the U.S. The research has also revealed that the game was being used at an average of 43 minutes and 23 seconds on daily basis since July 8. Its higher than the average for leading social sites like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat and Instagram.
Thank you for your patience. We have been working to fix the server issues. We will continue rolling out?#PokemonGO?to new countries?soon.
? Pok?mon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 8, 2016
Pokemon Go is yet to launch in Europe, Canada and other regions of the world. Niantic Labs, the company that developed the game, has currently stopped the global release of Pokemon Go as it is fixing server problems that have been caused by player overload. The news about Pokemon?s servers are struggling is an indication of its increasing demand.
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