Apps & Software

Pokémon Go breaks App Store record to claim most downloads in first week, passes 50 million downloads on Android

Pokémon Go has broken the record of the most downloaded app in the history of the App Store in its first week, according to Apple. Unfortunately, the number of Pokémon Go downloads for iOS devices was not released. While it’s still unclear, this record likely includes all of the regions the augmented reality title has officially launched in so far.

Pokémon Go first launched earlier this month and recently become available in Canada on iOS and Android. The game has topped both app store charts and is estimated to raking in between $1 million and $3 million a day in in-app revenues.

Apple’s App Store officially launched July 9th, 2008 and now has over 2 million available apps to download. During WWDC 2016, CEO Tim Cook stated Apple has paid out over $50 billion dollars to developers.

In Canada, reports last week indicated that Pokémon Go, prior to its official release in Canada, was already installed on six percent of all Android devices in the region.

Update: While there is no indication as to the number of downloads on iOS, Google shows stats within Google Play. According to the latest update on July 20th, Pokémon Go has been installed between 50,000,000 – 100,000,000 times on Android devices.

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[source]Mashable, Android Police [/source]