Japan Netizens Gives Their Opinion on Pokémon GO

Fans have been desperate for details on Pokémon GO since its reveal, and on July 6, it was finally released in Australia and New Zealand before being made available in the United States, as well. You might expect a game with such hype behind it to be instantly popular, but Pokémon GO took that to a new level in a way only Pokémon could. SimilarWeb has pulled together some incredible data on the app’s Android version!

Just 3 days after its release, it was already installed on 5.16% of Android devices. 60% of those installations and around 3% of Android users as a whole went on to become daily active users! That’s nearing Twitter’s level (which sits at around 3.5%), a seriously remarkable feat as is! That percentage is still growing, though, so it just might dethrone Twitter!

That’s not all, though. Pokémon GO has also seen a much higher amount of usage time. According to SimilarWeb’s July 8 data, Whatsapp was used for an average of 30 minutes and 27 seconds, Instagram for 25 minutes and 16 seconds, Snapchat for 22 minutes and 53 seconds, and Facebook Messenger for 12 minutes and 44 seconds. Pokémon GO, on the other hand, was used for an average of 43 minutes and 23 seconds!

With how much buzz this game is generating, people all over the world have been wanting to play it. Some users, unable to get it officially through the Apple Store or Google Play, have opted to download the game’s APK file (which allows you to play it on your phone without downloading it through the app store) on the site APK Mirror. How many, though? On July 5, APK Mirror received just over 600 thousand visitors. On July 6, that number jumped up to 4 million.

Oddly enough (and you may already know this!), Pokémon GO has yet to arrive in Japan! Given how much of a hit it’s been, it should come as no surprise that fans are getting antsy! Check out a few of these Twitter posts below about the situation.




Of course, that doesn’t mean that fans in Japan can’t pretend or practice in the meantime!



Pokémon GO has now rolled out in a total of 8 countries, but with Pokémon Fever burning strong, it won’t be long until it’s made available in other countries, as well. The real question is, of course, which team you’ll join once it does!

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