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Pokémon Go surpasses $5B in revenue from player spending, report says

The AR app that lets you catch pocket monsters debuted five years ago Tuesday.

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Pokemon Go launched on July 6, 2016.
Pokemon Go

Pokémon Go players have spent $5 billion on the AR game in the five years since it launched, according to a report from Sensor Tower. Analytics firm Sensor Tower, which provides data on mobile apps and publishers through its platforms, said Tuesday that Pokémon Go has already made $641.6 million in the first half of 2021. 

Celebrating its 5th anniversary on Tuesday, the augmented reality app that allows users to catch and battle Pokémon has collected on average $1 billion per year since launching.

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Niantic, developer of Pokémon Go, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment about the report.

Sensor Tower reported that the title continues to lead the geolocation AR category globally.