Mobile tech company, DeNA, just released a Nintend-based, free-to-play Pokemon game called Pokemon Masters for iOS and Android phones. The game involves players forming teams of trainers and fighters. The combat involves three teams of trainers and fighters in combat with each other on the artificial island of Pasio. This exciting new contribution to the Pokemon gaming series started with a popular first week debut.
According to Sensor Tower estimates, Pokemon Masters had a great first week having earned about $26 million. It may be free-to-play, but if you want to really compete you will need to increase your chances with expert coaching. That costs money. The strong opening week – second in the series to Pokemon Go – means that players are willing to spend to enhance their chances.
Sixty-two percent of the revenue came from Japan, Nintendo’s home market, which was followed by United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan and France to fill out the top five markets. Seventy-two percent of the revenue came from iOS phones. Nintendo will also release Pokemon Sword and Shield on November 15th, as well as a special edition of the Nintendo Switch Lite.