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Pokémon GO saw a big jump in revenue recently, seeing a week-over-week revenue increase of 67% for a total of $23 million (up from $13 the week before) in the wake of changes made to the game following the outbreak of COVID-19.

Downloads have also spiked considerably, as the changes made to the game to require less walking means that more people are playing it (especially due to increased free-time for a large portion of the populace). It can be expected that PGO’s revenue will continue to spike this way for some time as the game continues to accommodate the situation the pandemic has caused.


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.