There’s no doubt that Pokemon GO is one of the (if not THE) biggest mobile game of 2016. The number of users have skyrocketed in just a span of days and pretty much became a part of today’s pop culture. Although this was the case back then, a report now shows that users have decreased by millions and have been continuing to do so.
The report comes from Apptopia’s data that shows an active daily player count of around 45 million back in July. As of August 16, 2016, the number of daily active users plummetted to only 30 million and is still on a steady decline.
There are a number of possible factors for this decline like the absence of battling/trading with other players and the lack of that bond with your Pokemon just like in the old game. Nevertheless, during the latest update of the game, Niantic mentioned that they are working on bringing new and exciting things into the game so we’re looking forward to that. With these upcoming updates, they might just persuade those who stopped playing to get back up on the saddle and aim to be the very best once again.
Although here in the Philippines, I personally haven’t noticed a significant decline in players and could still see a bunch of people in one spot — waiting for Poke Stops to refresh and catching Pokemon using lures and incense.
Were you one of those who stopped playing the game? If so, why? The comments section awaits.