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.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

ArtOfWarfare Avatar
61 months ago
Sad
How sad that people are spending time together, having fun, and moving around outside?

I really don't understand the people who consider playing this game to be a negative.

You're interacting with fictional creatures. So? Lots of play is based around imagination. How does making it so that everyone with the app can see what you see a bad thing?

Staring at the device is bad? Almost every game involves "keeping your eye on the ball". How is glancing back and forth between your phone and your surroundings any worse than glancing back and forth between a ball and your surroundings?

If you consider Pokemon GO bad, you must consider all sports and play to be bad. What exactly is it that you want people to do to entertain themselves?
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Klae17 Avatar
61 months ago
They have created a whole new community. People are gathering and communicating and having fun. It's just awesome b
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CAO 303 Avatar
61 months ago
Am I the only one surprised that Angry Birds isn't on this (albeit short) list of hugely successful mobile games? They made a freakin' MOVIE out of it. Surely it was bigger than Slither.io. Admittedly I don't follow mobile gaming religiously, so if I'm missing something obvious, let me know nicely.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cliffster82 Avatar
61 months ago
I don't know what a Pokemon is, and am very confused. How did I miss this as a child? Is it a game like Mario? Is Pikachu the hero? Well back to work...
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cableguy84 Avatar
61 months ago
Sad
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
balamw Avatar
61 months ago
Imagine if they released a 20th anniversary copy of Pokemon Red/Blue for iOS.

For those into that stuff the ROMs run fine in emulators. For others having an official supported release would let them relive some of their childhood.

B
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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