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Pokémon Go and No Man’s Sky boost digital revenue to $6.1 billion in August

With two massive digital releases dominating August’s charts it is no surprise that this was a big month for digital spending. According to SuperData Research sales of digital games and microtransactions hit a total of $6.1 billion in August, which is an increase of 11 percent compared to August 2015. …

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Pokémon Go creator Niantic taken to court in The Hague

Dutch authorities are taking legal action against Niantic after they failed to prevent thousands of Pokmon Go players heading to protected beaches. The beaches of Kijkduin have been home to many rare Pokmon since the game’s launch, which obviously resulted in thousands of players heading to the shore line. The …

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Pokemon Go traffic was 50x greater than Niantic expected

Lots of us were frustrated by Pokemon Go’s early server struggles, but a glimpse into Niantic’s preparations has revealed why it wasn’t something that could be fixed overnight. As per the Google Cloud Platform Blog, Niantic had both a traffic target and a worst case estimate of five times that …

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The next Pokémon Go

EeGeo CEO Ian Hetherington discusses the potential ways in which developers can build on the success of Niantic's location-based phenomenon

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Pokemon Go update locks out rooted and jailbroken smartphones

Many players who had invested cash into Pokemon Go have suddenly found themselves locked out of the game after its latest update. Niantic had warned users that the game’s 0.37.0 update would end the game’s support for rooted and jailbroken phones – those are devices that have had their basic …

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Pokemon Go’s US paying users have dropped 79% since peak

Two months on from its launch, Pokemon Go’s US revenue is down to a fraction of what it was at its peak. Slice Intelligence reports that the game’s paying US population is now down 79 per cent since the game’s high point on July 15th. However, Pokemon Go is absolutely …

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Pokemon Go Plus arrives next week, is also heading to Apple Watch

The delayed Pokemon Go Plus Bluetooth accessory will be released next week. The device, which is worn on the wrist, allows users to keep playing the game while their phone is pocketed. It vibrates and lights up when near a Pokestop or a lurking Pokemon – the latter of which …

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