It was already known that Pokemon GO was a hit, but now Niantic has revealed that the game has been downloaded an astounding 500 million times. In context, the United States has only 300+ million people in it. But that’s not all, the distance the players have walked is astounding. Check out the news from Niantic below:
“In other news, we have also revealed a cool milestone for Pokémon GO. In the last eight weeks, Pokémon GO surpassed 500 million downloads around the world and players have collectively walked 4.6 billion kilometers, which is the distance from Earth to Pluto. That’s pretty far out. What these numbers really show are the power of an emerging genre of new games we call “real world games” and the appeal, of course, of the beloved Pokémon universe.
Today the game is played in more than 100 countries and we are working hard to bring the game to many more. Most inspiring for us as we rolled out the game internationally has been the response from people of all ages and lifestyles describing how Pokémon GO has been a force for good in their lives. Thanks for sharing those stories, keep them coming.”
Niantic also revealed that Pokemon GO would be coming to the Apple Watch, which will no doubt be bringing even more players into the mix.