POKEMON GO news today has confirmed who are the big global spender while more has been revealed on the upcoming PoGo Fest event.
New information released this week has confirmed which regions spend the most on Pokemon Go.
As you might expect, both the United States and Great Britain are up there, however, players in Japan are the most willing to splash the cash.
According to Sensor Tower, players in Japan spend nearly the same amount of money per month as players in the next four countries combined.
But when it comes to overall gross amount, the United States is the most profitable region.
The Sensor Tower report explains: “While the gross amount spent in Pokémon Go by Japanese players during its first year totaled approximately $318 million, it was the U.S. led overall revenue generation for the game with approximately $424 million of in-app purchases.
“However, when viewed in the all-important context of per-download monetization, it was nearly tied with Canada ($7.60) for second place.
“The U.S. and Canada ranked ahead of fellow English-speaking territories Australia and Great Britain, which averaged $6.20 and $5, respectively.
“Among the rest of the top 10 revenue-generating countries for the game, France last in our analysis at $2.80 of average spend per download, or nine times less than Japan.”
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In the average player spend per download chart, Great Britain ranked seventh, ahead of Taiwan, South Korea and France.
Today was also a big day for Pokemon Go news concerning a big upcoming event.
The Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago kicks off on July 22 and will have a few eye-catching in-game rewards.
During three special challenge windows, Pokemon Go Fest attendees will be able to unlock perks by catching different types of Pokemon.
Catching an abundance of Electric-type Pokemon, for example, reduces the distance required to hatch eggs. Alternatively, Grass-type Pokemon will increase Stardust bonuses.
Players outside of Chicago can extend these bonus windows by catching as many Pokemon as possible during the challenge windows.
Niantic is also teasing a special bonus that will unlock of enough Pokemon are caught throughout the day.
“If Trainers around the world catch enough Pokemon, a mystery challenge will be unveiled in Grant Park that, once completed, will unlock an extra-special bonus across the globe,” the post reads.
“Trainers everywhere will want to grab their friends and family to help make this the biggest celebration in Pokémon GO’s history!”
This sounds very much like the very first Pokemon Go Legendary launch, which many believe will occur during Pokemon GO Fest.