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Sensor Tower: Dragon Quest Stroll has second-best AR sport launch

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Pokémon Go’s success has led to a wave of different AR exploration video games, like Jurassic World: Alive or Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. However none of these have discovered wherever near Pokémon Go’s success.

Till a wild Dragon Quest Stroll appeared.

The situation-based AR sport from Sq. Enix has loved what cellular intelligence agency Sensor Tower is asking the second-highest grossing launch month for any exploration sport, solely trailing Pokémon Go. It’s acquired 1.7 million downloads on iOS and Google Play, and it’s introduced in an estimated $86 million since its September eight debut.

“Globally, Pokémon Go grossed $118 million in its first 30 days, with Dragon Quest Stroll coming in second with its $86 million. Let’s Hunt Monsters had the third-highest grossing launch month, drawing in $23 million in its first 30 days,” Sensor Tower’s Katie Williams stated over e mail.

Proper now, Dragon Quest Stroll is simply accessible in Japan. Dragon Quest is a Japanese role-playing sport franchise from writer Sq. Enix. It’s at all times had an enormous following in Japan, however its gross sales have lengthy been softer within the West. Stroll adapts it for AR, the place you discover monsters from the sequence like slimes and combat them.

Dragon Quest Stroll introduced in 73% of what Pokémon Go earned in its first month, however Sensor Tower says its analysis exhibits it’s bringing in additional per participant than Niantic’s sport did: $51 per participant for Dragon Quest Stroll to $12 for Pokémon Go.

In its launch month in Japan, Sensor Tower estimates it introduced in 89 instances greater than Harry Potter: Wizards Unite  … and it beat Harry Potter’s international first-month income of $12 million, too.

The large query is: Is Sq. Enix leaving thousands and thousands on the desk by not bringing Dragon Quest Stroll to the West? I’d get pleasure from slaying some slimes once I stroll my children to and from faculty.

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