Nintendo s shares soared on Thursday by 16 percent at the Tokyo Stock Exchange due to the stupendous success of its new smartphone augmented reality game, ‘Pok mon Go’. The shares of the Kyoto-based company reached $244 during the first half of the trading day at the Tokyo exchange. The investors of Ninteno appeared to enthusiastically receive the overwhelming figures, a few days after launch of the game in the US, EFE news reported. Also Read - Everything Xbox and Bethesda showcased during E3 2021: Age of Empires IV, Xbox mini-fridge and moreAlso Read - E3 2021: What is it, entire schedule, how to watch livestream for free, what to expect
Data analysis company SurveyMonkey revealed on Wednesday that Pok mon Go is the most successful mobile-based app in US’ history. Pok mon Go some 21 million daily active users in 24 hours, exceeding the successes of ‘Draw Something’ and ‘Candy Crush’, with some 16 and 20 million users respectively. According to another analyst firm SensorTower, mobile users spend more time playing Pok mon than on Facebook. Other studies also showed that users spent more time on Pok mon Go than popular apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat.
Since its launch on Wednesday, Pok mon Go has been the most downloaded app on different platforms in the US. Many users are trying all kinds of tricks to download the app as it is not yet available in all countries worldwide. The figures are especially astounding as the game, developed by Niantic Inc. and distributed by Nintendo, is only available at the moment in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Germany, but other countries were expected to follow soon.