Pokémon Go has already been cemented as a huge hit; a quick glance at pop culture and even the news is more than enough to prove that. Now, however, that success has been codified in the Guinness Book of World Records with five records.
In the first month since its July 6 release, the app was downloaded 130 million times, more than any other app before. That ties in with the second record, because all of those downloads have been spread out around the world, allowing the app to take be the most downloaded app in 55 countries.
Of course, all of those downloads wouldn’t mean too much for Niantic and all the other parties involved if people weren’t spending money in the app, but obviously they are, because that brings us to the next three records. First, Pokémon Go set the record for most revenue in its first month, with $206.5 million. Next up is the fact that this massive haul of money let the app take the top spot in terms of revenue in 70 countries. Last but not least, the game set the record for the fastest app to reach $100 million, which took just 20 days.
Something else to keep in mind that makes all these records all the more impressive is the fact that the game’s release was spread out throughout the month. In other words, Pokémon Go accomplished all of this without actually being available to every market for the whole month.
Source: Guinness World Records