One week after it launched in the United States, Pokémon Go is now the biggest mobile game in the country's history, in statistics focusing on the amount of daily active users (DAU) the app draws. Within the first 24 hours of launch, Pokémon Go beat out popular games like Slither.io and Clash Royale, but didn't have enough traction at the time to topple massive hits like Candy Crush Saga at its peak.
According to Survey Monkey, Niantic's app has officially done just that, breaching Candy Crush Saga's peak DAU as more and more users download the app. The numbers state that Pokémon Go has just under 21 million DAU in the United States alone, which dethrones Candy Crush Saga's peak U.S. numbers of approximately 20 million DAU (on a worldwide scale, King's app was reported to have 93 million DAU in its heyday). The record-breaking statistics make the new app "the biggest mobile game in U.S. history."
Next, Survey Monkey thinks it's possible for Pokémon Go to even topple Google Maps and Snapchat, as the augmented reality game's user numbers continue to rise in the wake of positive and enthusiastic word-of-mouth. How long the game will remain in the public consciousness -- particularly in comparison to the somewhat abandoned, first-party Nintendo app Miitomo -- is the main question mark in Pokémon Go's immediate future.