Pokémon Go passes 10 million total installs on Android

Need any more evidence as to just how damn popular Pokémon Go is? How about this — we're a week out from the game graduating from beta status. And today it crossed the 10 million downloads threshold on Google Play. That puts it in the 10 million-to-50 million category. So it could be a little while before we see it jump to the next level. Or it may come sooner than we think, especially once it starts opening up to more people in more countries.

And the 10 million number doesn't mean that 10 million people are actively playing it on Android. That's the total number of downloads, and is the only number (well, the range anyway) that Google presents publicly. Only the developer knows the number of current installations.

But in any event, that's a big milestone that was reached very quickly.

Phil Nickinson
  • Summer of Pikachu. Posted via the Android Central App on the Moto X Pure Edition
  • Bless you. Sorry, thought you sneezed.
  • http://www.theonion.com/graphic/what-pokemon-go-53204
  • It was just yesterday morning when I saw with my very eyes witness the increase from 1 million to 5 million users. Now it's over 10 million users the next day? Pokemon Go might be bigger than social media if done right. Lol. Posted via the Android Central App
  • please stop
  • Why? The game is clearly popular, despite the constant complaints from the same five people with nothing better to do.
  • I play the game too, but a lot of these articles are quite redundant. Just combine some of this into a singular article. There are less articles when a Samsung phone drops.
  • Less in a couple days? Maybe. Less over time? God no.
  • Fair point but its the flood of multiple articles every day that's irking people. If there was a weekly or heck even daily article it assuage a lot of peoples frustration.
  • You'll notice each one is a different author. Every AC writer wants their voice on a pokearticle apparently. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Some are too dumb to notice that. Or care.
  • Honestly at this point I might argue that. I haven't checked for sure on the S7 or Edge, but they're pushing 50 total articles on PoGo, with over 30 being in the last few days.
  • There are less Samsung phones then the amount of articles they are putting out its insane Posted from my Moto X 2nd gen and my Nexus 9 both on Android Marshmallow
  • Maybe it's time for Pokémon Central? Posted via the Android Central App
  • 10 million installs and AC is determined to produce 10 million articles about it.
  • Hey Phil, as the editor, you need to "edit" out all the Pokemon crap. Also, how about curtailing the ads to help Android Central load on my chromebook in a reasonable amount of time. As of now, your web site sucks.
  • +1 on the loading of the website, it is almost unusable. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Last week when it was reported that 10 million android phones were infected with some malware, although mainly in China, this number was described as being insignificant. Now it is a fantastic success. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I wish Android Central would stop posting so many articles about a game. Who cares? Aren't there more important Android topics to discuss? Is this a slow news week that this game is the focus of so much attention. A survey taken on AC showed more voters agree with my stance than appreciate the game, yet the articles continue to flow. Enough already! Posted via the Android Central App