There is a new craze that is all the rage, and no, it’s not related to the Kardashians. Pokemon Go, the popular augmented reality mobile game that sends players on a real world journey, just launched in Canada yesterday and it's already making headlines. 

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Canadian players will no longer need to attempt to hack their phones to get in on the hype, as the game is available to download in Canada on iPhone and Android devices.  However, according to news outlets such as CBC, the app's servers overloaded an hour after the announcement causing delayed game play.

Pokemon Go causes delay

Niantic, the software development company behind Pokemon Go announced via social media that the app, which quickly became one of the most downloaded apps in the world since its initial release, is also available in 26 other countries.

Pokemon Go has been generating a lot of buzz, and just not because its players are taking over public spaces with their devices in hand in an attempt to catch a Pokemon.

The app is game-changer for good reason, as Pokemon GO isn’t a new, popular video game. It’s a new, gigantic industry with a potential to make $174.5 billion in the next ten years. 

Here are a few of Pokemon Go's impressive metrics and milestones:

  • 21 million daily active users
  • 700,000 downloads per day
  • $1.6 million a day spent on in-app purchases
  • Nintendo’s stock jumped $9.67 billion in a single week after its release
  • As of 7/17/16 the game is estimated to have earned $17.6 million in the first 11 days since its release

Local businesses are seeing the revenue potential as well, creating clever ways to promote their products and services to gamers. Some businesses have already seen a 75% increase in revenue from the added foot traffic from Pokemon GO, likening the effect to holiday traffic


If your business is interested in marketing to Pokemon Go players, we can help. Contact us today to find out how. 

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