Pokémon Masters grosses $26 million in its first week
Launch outperforms all previous Pokémon mobile games excluding Go
Pokémon Masters reportedly grossed $26 million in first week of availability.
That marks the Pokémon franchise’s second-best launch for a mobile game, behind only Pokémon Go, according to data from Sensor Tower.
While Pokémon Masters trailed Pokémon Go’s launch week revenue of $56 million, it comfortably beat the opening week totals generated by Pokémon Quest ($3 million), Pokémon: Magikarp Jump ($1 million) and Pokémon Rumble Rush ($300,000).
Pokémon Masters was the No.10 grossing mobile app during the week beginning August 26, and the No.9 grossing mobile game.
The title is developed by DeNA, the studio behind multiple Nintendo mobile games, including Super Mario Run, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes. It’s also working on Mario Kart Tour, which is set for release on September 25.
Pokémon Go, which has been downloaded over one billion times since it launched in July 2016, recorded its highest earning month ($110 million) in three years during August, according to Sensor Tower.