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Niantic postpones Pokémon Go events in Europe

Niantic has decided to push back a couple of events planned in Europe this August, following the disaster of the first Pokmon Go Fest in Chicago last week. The developer had four ‘Safari Zone’ events scheduled for August 5th in Copenhagen and Prague, and on August 12th in Stockholm and …

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Pokémon Duel launches on Android and iOS

The Pokmon Company has quietly launched a new mobile game based on the franchise, entitled Pokmon Duel. This free-to-play strategy title launched on both Android and iOS yesterday, without prior announcement. Inspired by board games such as Go, Pokmon Duel can be played solo or against other players worldwide, thanks …

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Pokémon Go passes 500m downloads

Its community of active players may be dropping, but that’s not stopping Pokmon Go from reaching new milestones. The Pokmon Company and developer Niantic announced last night that the mobile game has been downloaded more than 500 million times around the globe since it first launched in July. The title …

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Pokémon Go breaks five world records

Since its launch in July, mobile smash hit Pokmon Go has set a number of world records. That’s according to Guinness World Records, with research courtesy of SuperData. The duo report that Pokmon Go grossed the most revenue of a mobile game in its first month, generating a huge $206.5m. …

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Xbox One S, Windows 10 and FIFA: Microsoft’s battle for Europe

Aaron Greenberg, head of Xbox Games Marketing, talks new hardware, FIFA 17, eSports and Pokmon Go. Xbox One S 2TB has sold out in most markets now. Can we read much into this? We had a massive briefing at E3 where we revealed two new consoles, a lot of games …

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Pokémon Go misses out on UK mobile top spots in first week of release

Despite all of the hype surrounding Niantic’s latest mobile title, Pokmon was neither the most downloaded free game nor the highest-grossing iPhone release for the week ending July 17th. According to mobile charts from Reflection, the free-to-play title was the third most-downloaded Phone game of that period, beaten only by …

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OPINION: Pokémon Go is no Nintendo game, but it proves its smartphone strategy right

It’s actually a little unfair to discuss Pokmon in relation to Nintendo’s fortunes. For starters, it’s The Pokmon Company – not Nintendo – that operates the brand, while the independent studio Game Freak is the series’ primary developer. Pokmon Go isn’t some triumphant return for the franchise, either. Because it …

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Pokémon Go will ‘dominate charts for months’

Mobile analytics company App Annie says Pokmon Go is likely to rule the mobile charts ‘for months’. The game has become an overnight sensation, and although App Annie acknowledges that mobile games are ‘maturing faster’ than ever before, it believes Pokmon Go won’t be fading away any time soon. Pokmon …

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Retail braced for another Pokémon Christmas following Pokémon Go success

Sales of 3DS games and hardware have jumped by over 100 per cent as the Pokmon Go mobile phenomenon takes over the world. GfK figures reveal that the combined sales of previous Pokmon 3DS games increased by 145 per cent last week. Licensing sources have also told MCV that Nintendo …

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T-Mobile gives Pokémon Go users free data in US

Mobile data used to play Pokmon Go will not count against the bills of American T-Mobile consumers. The phone network has announced that it is giving its users who are playing the mobile smash hit free mobile data. This is for a full year. Furthermore, T-Mobile is giving consumers some …

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