A new breakthrough for the Pokemon Company and Niantic Inc, the developers of the phenomenal Pokemon GO game because the Pokemon GO game has surpassed 500 million downloads worldwide since its release in July 2016. A great news that accompanied its 20 years celebration of the Pokemon brand. The brand’s total retail sales also exceeded $2 billion annually across video games, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, animation, licensing, and more.
Aside from breaking new grounds with surpassing 500 million downloads, Niantic also announced at the Apple’s event in San Francisco recently that they will release Pokemon GO specially for the Apple Watch as well. Pokemon fans can anticipated the Pokemon GO game for Apple Watch to be release later in 2016.
Niantic’s CEO John Hanke has commented that they are delighted to see people play Pokemon GO every day, walking and exercising outdoors to play their game and the different generations that plays their game.