The Pokemon Go craze is over (poll results)


The Pokemon Go craze blew off in the beginning of July: all of a sudden, everyone was looking for the elusive creatures in all sorts of weird places, Nintendo's shares soared and the future seemed bright.

Fast forward to the end of August and it seems that the Pokemon Go craze is over. At least, that's what the majority of our users think. An overwhelming 61% of you said that all the buzz around the game is subsiding, while 39% still think that the enthusiasm about Pokemon Go is high.

And this opinion is also backed by the facts: from its peak of 45 million daily users, Pokemon Go has dwindled to a user base of just around 30 million these days. And while you could still see people playing it, there is far less buzz and it seems that there are more people quitting the game than new gamers joining in.

Is the Pokemon Go craze over?

Yes, it's over. Nobody seems to play it anymore
62.39%
Not even close to over! Me and my friends are still playing
37.61%

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10 Comments

1. BluRayPlayer

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

Not a big surprise. Imo games to last long should be at least have a story or have some kind of pvp competition.

2. Nopers unregistered

It's a game where you make your own story as a trainer and the PVP is gym based turf wars, but if you want to take what a survey of 2202 peoples opinions as fact, like the author of this article then go ahead. This is why I'm relieved that I use Adblock on phone arena, the ads are huge and the articles are mediocre.

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lmao I am glad all the casuals are gone, the game is finally playing better. No more stress on their servers. Level 27 here. I want to catch them all. I currently have caught 115 Pokemon. +1

6. BluRayPlayer

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 17, 2014

I wouldn't take this article as a fact but the fact I'm talking about is that I already see people who play it declining consistently. Yes the hype is dead but the game isn't obviously. I also add to the fact that a lot of those people leaving were only been fans of pokemon since this craze got on. Well for me I'm better off playing gba/nds/3ds versions of pokemon games, since I like games with story or some sort of actual PVP.

10. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2480; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Two things worth considering: 1. The user base is in decline. That is a fact. Pokemon Go has lost about 15 million daily subscribers in the last month with the trend continuing downward (and that's with new subscribers signing on in countries where the game is just now releasing, mind you). 2. Winter is coming. Yes, I know I just pulled a meme here, but Pokemon Go's success is based on people going outside, walking around, and catching Pokemon. How many people are going to go outside during the cold winter months? I am just going to go out on a limb and say that the user base is going to have it's biggest slide during the winter months because there will be less and less inclination to go outside. This is where the game publisher will have to really make improvements to the game that will allow people to have more interaction with each other instead of having to actually go out into the world. Otherwise, I'm afraid people will just soon forget about it.

4. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

I even haven't installed it on my devices yet :))

5. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Only 30 million users a day now? Dead in the water.

7. SyCo87

Posts: 326; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

I came in late since I had to swap my slow Moto G for the 5s. Still enjoying it and playing catch up, went from level 14 to now 20 in 6 days.

8. lyndon420

Posts: 6867; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Good news. Now everyone can go back to burying their noses into their phones without the fear of having to go outside and mingle anymore ;)

9. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

OK... probably the craze yes is over but I still play it and most of my friends play it too... I still like it but the only problem is that here in my country you can only find pidgeys or rattatas and no other that are rare... that is a little bit dissapointing cause on other countries you can find really cool pokemon.

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