Pokémon GO Poised to Surpass Twitter in Daily Active Users

Pokémon GO Poised to Surpass Twitter in Daily Active Users

Pokémon GO is the latest smartphone craze, and it’s poised to takeover Twitter for most Daily Active Users in the U.S. among Android users.

Twitter, the third most popular social networking site, currently pulls in about 310,000,000 unique monthly users. And roughly 3.5 percent of all Android owners in the U.S. use that popular platform daily. But Twitter has some new competition: Pokémon GO.

“Over 60 percent of those who have downloaded the app in the U.S. are using it daily, meaning around 3 percent of the entire U.S. Android population are users of the app,” according to SimilarWeb, a global market intelligence company used by hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. “This metric, which we refer to as Daily Active Users, has put Pokémon GO neck and neck with Twitter and, in a few more days, Pokémon GO will likely have more Daily Active Users than the well-established social network.”

The chart below provides the most recent Daily Active Users data between Pokémon GO and Twitter. Within a few days, Pokémon Trainers in the U.S. should be able to push the Pokémon app beyond the 3.5 percent mark.

Daily Active Users: Pokémon GO vs. Twitter

Pokémon GO Poised to Surpass Twitter in Daily Active Users
Image source: SimilarWeb

Whether or not Pokémon GO can maintain — and sustain — its momentum is another story. Twitter has been well-established for quite some time now and it has held its own. Game apps tend to lose their appeal over time; Nintendo’s first smart device app, Miitomo, started off strong but quickly fizzled out.

Following a rough launch plagued by server issues, Niantic has “paused” the Pokémon GO roll-out across Europe, Canada, and other regions until they are comfortable with performance levels.

The free to play game was officially released into the wild last Wednesday in the U.S.; Android users have already installed it more than 1,000,000 times, and it has proven to be super effective on Google Play and Apple’s App Store by taking various #1 spots on the charts.

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  1. I was one of the original beta field testers for the app, and I’ll say that they definitely took a lot of what we had to say into consideration for the officially released product. I was out playing Niantic’s flagship AR game – Ingress – last night, and it was AWESOME to see the number of people who were out. Even the local law enforcement who were doing their evening patrols got in on the fun by using the PA system on their cars to shout out “Gotta catch them all!” when they would come upon one of these groups.

    All in all the overall vibe of the players I’ve encountered were incredibly excited. It was pretty amazing to see them roaming about their city as if they were really seeing it for the first time.

  2. Well… In my case I have it installed on three devices, two of those being a phone and tablet on the Android N preview so I can’t actually play on those. I pulled out an old phone to play on instead and even if I’m just sitting at my computer I keep the game open in case something wanders close enough to catch.

  3. I’m holding off. Not in the mood to deal with shoddy servers. But people seem to be enjoying it. And you are all walking. So I’m glad to see that.


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