SAN FRANCISCO (AP & WCN Staff)– Niantic, the company behind Pokémon Go says September was a huge success for them as downloads of their popular smartphone app jumped beyond 500 million.
Meanwhile on the Westminster campus, Pokémon Go has set up shop.
Old Main and the Orb are well visited Pokéstops.
The Hoyt Science Resource Center is a gym for some Pokémon competition.
Undergrads also venture into the New Wilmington where they can find other Pokémon Go at churches, schools and community landmarks.
So what are your “go to” Pokéstops in town? Any secrets you can share? Leave us a comment!
The company claims people in over 100 countries play it and it’s destined to drive people to want more augmented reality games for their phone.
“These numbers show us the power of emerging genre of augmented reality gaming and the appeal of the Pokemon universe.” – Niantic News Release, Sept. 7, 2016.
While the summer Pokémon Go frenzy has died down, the company is still making lots of money. Niantic reported it made $440 million in cash from iTunes and Google Play purchases between July and September.