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Within weeks of its launch, Pokemon GO overtakes Facebook in terms of usage

New York: Shattering records left, right and centre, the augmented reality game Pokemon GO is going places within just few weeks of its release. The massive popularity of the game can be judged by the

India TV Tech Desk, New York [ Published on: July 23, 2016 21:35 IST ]
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New York: Shattering records left, right and centre, the augmented reality game Pokemon GO is going places within just few weeks of its release.

The massive popularity of the game can be judged by the mere fact that it has even crossed social networking giant Facebook in terms of usage.

According to media reports, on a daily basis, Pokemon GO is being used twice as much as the Facebook app on Android. The insanely popular app from Niantic Labs has the most first-week downloads since Apple launched its iOS app store eight years ago.

During its first week, Pokemon GO users spent 75 minutes per day playing, versus only 35 minutes on the Facebook app, Forbes.com reported citing report gathered from 7Park Data -- pulled from a multi-million panel of anonymous US Android users.

When comparing daily usage the week before and the week after Pokemon GO’s release, 7Park Data discovered that the game caused daily usage for YouTube to drop by nine per cent and daily usage of Snapchat to drop by 18 per cent, the report said.

The augmented reality game has also become the most downloaded mobile app in its first week of release in the history of the app store, The Verge reported citing confirmation from Apple.

 

(With IANS inputs)

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