Pokemon Go Still Has 65 Million Active Users
Just when you think the Pokemon Go craze is starting to die down, something happens to draw the crowds back in. First Niantic announced that it was hard at work on finally bringing trading and battling to the title, albeit in an abbreviated form at first, then they added a whole bunch of Gen 2 pokemon, after which the game hit 650 million downloads and subsequently added shiny pokemon. Needless to say, it's been a busy year for Pokemon Go.
However, it seems all that has paid off, as Niantic has announced that Pokemon Go still has 65 million active users monthly. That is not a small number. This news comes hot off the heels of Pokemon Go's recognition at the BAFTA awards in the form of a Best Mobile Game award, which tops off a list of other awards the game has received since its release. In the same announcement, Niantic also said, “With spring arriving in the northern hemisphere, players can look forward to all new cooperative social gameplay experiences in Pokémon GO that will give Trainers new and exciting reasons to get back into the sunshine.”
Pokemon Go may not quite be the worldwide phenomenon it was at launch, but it's certainly doing well enough for itself. When some of these more multiplayer-centric features finally get added in, I could see it getting another hefty boost in popularity for a bit.