Over 15 Million Daily Pokémon Go Users Have Dropped the Game

Over 15 Million Daily Pokémon Go Users Have Dropped the Game

It looks like some trainers don’t want to be the very best, like no one ever was. If analysts from Axiom Captial Management are to be believed, augmented reality title Pokémon Go has seen a sharp decline in daily users – over 15 million in a month, to be precise.

In another graph from Bloomberg (via GameSpot), engagement with the product has decreased by more than 50 percent since the game’s launch. A huge spike for the search term “augmented reality” was witnessed around the game’s launch, but that has also dropped precipitously (although it is higher than what it once was).

According to Axiom Capital’s senior analyst Victor Anthony, investors in companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat were worried about the game overtaking interest in their own apps.

"The declining trends should assuage investor concerns about the impact of Pokémon Go on time spent on the above named companies," wrote Anthony. He continued, stating that if the downward trajectory for the game continues then it could negatively impact augmented reality in general.

Are you still playing Pokémon Go? Or have you let your collection of Zubats gather dust? Let us know in the comments below!



 

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Comments Comments (16)

 
Posted by AdamC
On Wednesday 24 Aug 2016 3:10 PM
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That's not really a surprise though is it? I would have been more surprised if it didn't to be honest.
 
 
 
Posted by MonkeyMan
On Wednesday 24 Aug 2016 3:24 PM
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Not really surprising to see a decline in players, there is no way it was going to sustain such crazy popularity.
I'm still playing, although there is less and less to motivate me, mainly just open up the app if im already going for a walk or something. I do want to catch them all though, its just so unlikely to find the rarest ones
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Wednesday 24 Aug 2016 3:25 PM
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Of course man. Heaps of people, all the time, stop playing games that aren't good and not fun.
What's headlining Al Jazeera tomorrow?

Haha that beginning sentence though.
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Wednesday 24 Aug 2016 4:52 PM
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If my next egg is another weedle, caterpie or Zubat then there will be one less.
 
 
 
Posted by Relmed
On Wednesday 24 Aug 2016 5:19 PM
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I got to the point where I have the 3rd evolution of each starter and the location based/not released Pokemon to go... So I quit, It's boring as hell just sitting there waiting for 3/150 Pokemon to appear.
 
 
 
Posted by BlakeyNZ
On Wednesday 24 Aug 2016 6:10 PM
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By adding trading/pokemon fights they could get them all bk easily
 
 
 
Posted by piratemonkey
On Wednesday 24 Aug 2016 6:38 PM
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Still going
more fun if you play/compete with a few people
only level 23 tho
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Wednesday 24 Aug 2016 6:41 PM
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Of course player's are going to drop quickly.
 
 
 
PE0PLEKN0WME
Posted by PE0PLEKN0WME
On Wednesday 24 Aug 2016 11:13 PM
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I was late to the party on this game but since starting I am hooked. About to rank up to Level 27 and I'm at 126 in the pokedex. Gotta Catch me all!
 
 
 
Posted by atipuss
On Thursday 25 Aug 2016 7:27 AM
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Yeah nah...no go for me atm.....looking forward to sun and moon though! :)
 
 
 
Posted by Xaphriel
On Thursday 25 Aug 2016 9:44 AM
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Yeah, I also burned out. Just felt like a waste of time, I need an endgame goal to keep me going.
 
 
 
Posted by Zolen
On Thursday 25 Aug 2016 12:33 PM
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24 August 2016, 03:10 PM Reply to AdamC
That's not really a surprise though is it? I would have been more surprised if it didn't to be honest.
I have to agree -> everyone saw this coming, but it was a fun thing to have a go at, but I think they missed a prime opportunity to make a really addictive game .. oh well :)
 
 
 
Posted by Mattress
On Friday 26 Aug 2016 9:34 AM
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24 August 2016, 11:13 PM Reply to PE0PLEKN0WME
I was late to the party on this game but since starting I am hooked. About to rank up to Level 27 and I'm at 126 in the pokedex. Gotta Catch me all!
He is definitely hooked. Always sending me Xbox live messages to help him catch gyms for team yellow in Dunedin! Haha love it
 
 
 
Posted by Kyimo
On Friday 26 Aug 2016 11:25 AM
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was going to happen at some point i assumed, either do to the very basic nature of the app, or when Sun/Moon were released. either way still start it up when i go for a long walk, not that i see any interesting pokemon around here.
 
 
 
Posted by BlakeyNZ
On Friday 26 Aug 2016 12:08 PM
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I only play casually and its ok for me. Ive never tried to take a gym though Im more about trying to catch them
 
 
 
Posted by koyukon
On Thursday 1 Sep 2016 11:37 PM
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For me they haven't added rural Pokemon still and when I do get to play, they removed the tracking steps and so I lose patience looking completely aimless.