robably don’t need to tell you this, but Nintendo’s Pokemon franchise has come back in a BIG way. Partnering with Niantic, the House of Mario has combined the technical powers of the mobile game innovator with the license to print money that is their own Pokemon franchise. They’ve created what has to be the ultimate childhood-dream-made manifest with this latest game, Pokemon GO.
Using GPS-based, augmented reality software Niantic developed and refined with their previous game, Ingress, the adventures of the television series and the long-running series of video games can be lived by anyone with a smartphone and a will to be the very best that no one was before. All you have to do is start up the app and begin searching the real world for Pokemon to catch, train, and battle. In the very short time it’s been live in the United States, almost 7.5 million people have downloaded Pokemon GO. By some reports, Nintendo is making $1.6 million dollars a day in revenue from micro-transactions, and Nintendo’s stock price has skyrocketed. On Android phones, Pokemon GO is on track to outpace Twitter in active users per day. Safe to say that it’s a bonafide hit.
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