Niantic responds to Pokémon GO revenue slump report, says data is incorrect
Niantic isn't happy
Just yesterday, a new report from Mobilegamer came out stating that revenue for Pokémon GO dropped to $34.7 million in April, making for the lowest point the game’s seen in 5 years. This compared unfavorably to March’s $42.8 million revenue, and February’s $57.9 million.
Following the report, Niantic themselves have chimed in on the matter. In a statement shared with Eurogamer, Niantic pushes back on the data.
“We generally don’t comment on third-party estimates of our revenue as they are often incorrect, which is the case here. Our revenue so far in 2023 is up on last year. We don’t focus on month to month trends because they fluctuate based on major live events. This year’s changes have already increased in-person Raiding and we’re excited to introduce exciting new features over the coming months.”
While Niantic doesn’t agree with the data from yesterday’s report, please note that their statement doesn’t dispute the supposed drop. Niantic simply says the revenue estimate was incorrect, and then comments on 2023 in total. That leaves us unsure just how off the mark the report’s figures for April are, and how steep the drop was.