Pokemon GO has taken the world by storm and will probably continue to for some time, with there new updates, including Generation 2 Pokemon. But does anyone actually know how much money it makes? People love to know how much companies, people, apps etc generate in terms of revenue, so MusicMagpie did the research so we didn’t have to.
It’s very common now that an app isn’t actually free, even if you can download it for free. You will notice adverts popping up such as ‘buy 100 gems for £3.99’ or ‘buy 20,000,000 gold in Game Of War for £79.99’ (gulp), but this just seems to be the way companies are making money from their apps. We as people are lazy, we want the best items in the game, without grinding for them and are apparently willing to hand over a lot of money for this luxury. Pokemon GO does this, Clash of Clans does this and so do many, many other apps. MusicMagpie has done some research into this and found some mind blowing revenue stats. They looked at Pokemon GO, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Game of War, Candy Crush Saga, among many other popular chart topping titles.
Despite Pokémon GO being released last compared to all those in the running, and the game being overrun with glitches, it stands proudly as the top grossing game making £101.07 per minute and over £6,000 in an hour.
Clash of Clans is not far behind, earning £91.52 per minute. And although the game did not build its revenue at the same rate as Pokémon GO, the 2012 game shows the longevity of its popularity by standing in the number 2 spot.
Not far behind is Clash of Royale and Clash of Kings, Clash of Clan’s sister games, in the 6th and 12th spot. Clash Royale, released in 2016, earns £39.62 per minute compared to Clash of Kings, released in 2014, which earns £9.89 a minute. Both games having only been released in recent years still have some work to do if they want to reach the top positions, surpassing Mobile Strike, Game of War – Fire Age and Candy Crush Saga.
Three of the least grossing gaming apps in the line-up is Minecraft: Pocket Edition which earns £6.31 a minute, Cookie Jam which earns £5.46 a minute and Summoners’ War which only makes £5.25 a minute.
If you think about this, these are ridiculous sums of money and don’t forget, these figures are for the UK ALONE, imagine adding in the US, Australia, and Japan for Pokemon and you will probably find a pretty large number at the end! My brain is getting tired just trying to fathom the money!
Will Pokemon GO be able to keep their momentum? With Mario arriving to the iOS store with Super Mario Run, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links being released this year, will Pokemon GO’s updates be able to keep their fans immersed into the world of Pokemon? Only time will tell!
There is a pretty cool interactive page on the MusicMagpie site, where you can see how much money the current top 20 apps generate per second. Check it out here: http://www.musicmagpie.co.uk/money-apps-make-per-minute/