Pokémon Go already the biggest mobile game in U.S. history

Barely a week into its debut, Pokémon Go has clocked 21 million daily active users, edging past Candy Crush Saga's 20 million users recorded in 2013. The data comes from online survey company SurveyMonkey, which pegs Pokémon Go as the biggest mobile game in U.S. history. The game already surpassed Tinder and Twitter when it comes to daily active users, and it isn't even available globally yet, with Niantic pausing its international rollout to deal with the massive influx of players.

Pokémon Go biggest game U.S.

From SurveyMonkey:

Within three days of its release, Pokémon GO attracted more users than Twitter, and rose to the top of the App Store revenue charts, earning millions of dollars a day for its publisher, Niantic.As of yesterday, Pokémon GO attracted just under 21 million daily active users in the United States, surpassing Candy Crush saga's rumored peak US smartphone audience of 20 million and making it the biggest mobile game in US history.

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Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • Yep! And, I'm sure it hasn't peaked yet.
  • Personally, I'm awaiting the day when Pokemon Go's Active users surpass the entire install base of the 3DS Line of handhelds. Like, how much Nintendo has sold in the last 5 years.
  • Not avaliable in Canada wtf posted via the lovely innovative Priv by BlackBerry - Powered by Android
  • Canadians always take a massive L Posted via the Android Central App
  • How long was Candy Crush a "thing "? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Until the next biggest one comes out of course. The cycle continues as it always will Posted via the Pokémon Central App
  • You don't understand this one sir. I usually agree with what you say but this one... Nexus 6P
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  • Won't be as big as Pokemon.
  • i think it will fade out but IDK what else could be bigger than Pokemon Posted via the Android Central App
  • It'll be a while before this is surpassed.
  • Wish I had the time to try it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ikr. I don't have time to go around everywhere catching Pokémon which sucks because I've always loved Pokémon. I've been able to go out once with some friends for like an hour right after work but that's it. Posted via the OnePlus 3
  • Same here. But the good thing is I have started watching Pokemon again because of this game.
  • I miss draw something.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • They will keep adding the next generations and features. This yhing wont get old just like the real deal pokemon games on hand held Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wow, Pokemon Go is making news by the day!
  • Give it about another 2 weeks or so before people finally get over the hype. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Welp so much for real paid games. Would love to see KOTOR 2 sometime. Posted via the Pokemon Central App
  • I got that game for free thru amazon app store. Playing it on my note is difficult bc the on screen buttons are too small. But it awesome they got it on android Posted via the Android Central App
  • Duh Posted via the Android Central App
  • This totally justifies all the coverage ac gave this game.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I seriously question the staying power of this game, because lets face it, it's not a very good game. It is shallow and doesn't have a ton of content, I think its staying power will be heavily dependent on how quickly Niantic can add new Pokemon and new features to keep people enticed. Very impressive that it already has such a huge player base though, which absolutely helps the game.
  • Totally agree with that. All you can do in Pokemon Go is walk ouside, catch pokemons, train pokemons and fight in the Gyms. Thats is it. No strategy in all of this at all. Nothing. Holding a Gym does not mean anything for you. Compared with Ingress where you can spend hours planing and capturing portals. Talking to your friends and collecting items. People will get fed up with all the walking pretty soon if Pokemon Go stays the same for long.
  • Give it time. Rumors on line are saying updates will have NFC style trading abilities and team formations. Much more robust social features. Right now they're trying to stay above water with their servers and trying for global launch Posted via the Android Central App
  • I always knew ingress was something special, it looks like they needed brand recognition to take it to the next level Posted via the Android Central App
  • That is nuts! in less then a week? Sheesh