A recent report has compared the Pokémon Go trend in the United States to other popular apps, producing both interesting and shocking results.
According to figures gathered by SimilarWeb, Pokémon Go has already been installed in 10.8 percent of Android phones in the United States. On July 11, there were more Android owners in the region playing Pokémon Go than there were using the Twitter app. Nintendo’s new craze has already crossed other popular apps in terms of daily usage; including Netflix, Hangouts, Pandora Radio, and Spotify Music.
As of July 11, Pokémon Go remains at 5.9 percent daily active users, just behind Snapchat which recorded 8.3 percent usage on the same day. WhatsApp and Instagram lie further ahead with 10 and 13.1 percent daily active users respectively. Finally, Facebook Messenger sits at the throne with a monstrous 22.1 percent usage on Monday.
It’s important to take into consideration that many of these apps have been around for years. Pokémon Go, on the other hand, was only released over a week ago and is yet to launch in many regions in the world.
The report also compared the app with other popular games out there. On the basis of “current installs,” Pokémon Go has already beaten giants such as Candy Crush Saga and Clash of Clans. Niantic Labs would be proud to know that its new game has a larger reach than profound apps such as LinkedIn, ESPN, Tinder, Viber, and Lyft.
Nintendo and Niantic Labs are now working towards releasing the game worldwide, following major server issues that since then have been addressed. Once the game is available for play worldwide, Niantic Labs intends to release new features to the game. According to leaks, players should keep a lookout for Legendary Monsters, traits for trainers, gyms, new items, and more.