Is Pokemon GO losing its appeal?
Losing more than 10 Million users in a span of one month does not bode well for the future of Pokemon GO.
Niantic’s hit Augmented Reality Mobile Game Pokemon GO is seeing a steady decline in its playerbase as recent statistics report that the game has already lost more than 10 million users since its peak last July. According to the graphs from Apptopia early this week, the Pokemon GO player count for active daily users has been on a steady decline ever since its peak mid-July 2016 which nearly totalled 45 Million active users worldwide.
As of the moment, the game is sitting a little below the 30 Million mark when it comes to daily active users, depicting a loss of more or less, 15 million users overtime since Mid-July. But what made Pokemon GO lose its appeal afer being such a big hit even before its release?
Ever since the initial release of Pokemon GO, the app was already peppered with problems ranging from Server Issues, DDoS attacks and in-game bugs, not to mention the plethora of cheaters that dominate the game, using GSP spoofing applications and 3rd party trackers. The community of Pokemon GO itself was divided on Niantic’s recent actions regarding the game’s issues, with perhaps the most notable community-related concern being shutting down Pokemon GO Tracking websites and applications such as PokeVision.
But it’s not only Niantic that has to worry regarding Pokemon GO’s decline, being the biggest hit in Augmented Reality gaming and with other developers also in the race to create games with similar concept and mechanics to Pokemon GO, these reports of declining trends may also greatly affect the totality of Augmented Reality Mobile games.
On whether these trends may hopefully go up in order for Pokemon GO to redeem itself or will still continue to decline would depend on Niantic’s next move, which now involves opening up new features for PVP combat, some of which are features that allow players to check for attack and defense capabilities of their Pokemon team and as well as other new features.