Caught 1.5 billion creatures.
Pokémon Go Fest 2021 grossed £ 15.4 million ($ 21 million) in two days, according to figures from app store analytics firm Sensor Tower.
The Saturday of the ticket event last weekend was one of the most lucrative days for the game since its stratospheric launch in July 2016, but was only surpassed by the one-day Kanto tour earlier this year. (Over the weekend, Go Fest was still the clear winner.)
Pokémon Go recently topped $ 5 billion in total spending on gamers, up $ 731 million to date in 2021.
Pokémon Go developer Niantic’s own post-event press release doesn’t go into the financial side of things, of course, but the statistics published make it clear that the event was a success.
In 16 hours of gameplay over two days, Pokémon Go players caught 1.5 billion Pokémon, turned 900 million PokéStops, and walked 125 million kilometers.
1.5 billion over 16 hours corresponds to 93,750,500 Pokémon per hour. That’s a lot of Pokémon Go players or someone with a very good Pokémon Go Plus.
I found the Pokémon Go Fest 2021 very entertaining and probably the best ticket event in the game to date, with some nice storytelling flourishes. The game’s narrative will continue in the coming weeks, with further disruption from the Mythical Pokémon Hoopa, before it likely becomes available for catch later this summer.