Japan loses interest in Pokémon GO
16:16, 1 August 2016

Japan loses interest in Pokémon GO

Game ranks fourth among most downloaded applications

16:16, 1 August 2016


Shares of Nintendo on the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell by 6.5% after the game Pokémon GO sank in the list of the most popular applications in Japan for Apple devices, Unian reports.

According to App Annie research firm, Pokémon GO ranks fourth in the list of the most downloaded applications now. "It's amazingly fast and great fall", the founder of the Japanese consulting firm Kantan Games Serkan Toto said.

Related: CIA and Michelle Obama: 5 Pokemon GO conspiracy theories

Last week Nintendo faced the biggest shares’ drop since 1990. The company's shares fell 18% on the close of trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and reached 23.2 thousand yen. It happened after Nintendo warned of the small impact of Pokémon GO on financial performance.

However, according to App Annie, Japan was the second highest-grossing application market for mobile phones in the second quarter. Pokémon GO is still the top-grossing app on Android and Apple devices in the United States, as well as the first among mobile applications for Android devices in Japan.

Related: POLITICO: MP wants to make nuisance Pokemon players go away

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