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July 13, 2016



Are you the Australian professor that Tomi ban?"

Why aren't you banned? You don't contribute anything to the conversation. Your substance is zero.

Abdul Muis


"That is your opinion. My opinion is that it will go up up up. Only because there is still people who don't have access to that and those who has it are so hooked. I am 100% sure that Apple will keep 30% of the revenue. Pokemon business is aleready a multi billion dollar business annually."

You see the small picture to predict the big picture.

1. There is no doubt that Apple will keep 30% of PokemonGo revenue from iOS device iAP. But there's this pokemonGo is more than that. In some country Nintendo make a deal with some store such as McDonald to make all McDonald as PokeStop. Apple or Google didn't get this cut.
2. As with all other game.... Candy Crush Saga, Crush Royale, etc the income from iAP peak out, then fade. Most of the game peak out in 1-3 months then fall. The important number here is on making the fall become long.

Search Google on MIITOMO. Nintendo first android/iOS apps experiment. The iAP only peak out a months, and then, -------- DEAD -----------


"iOS-platform instantly performed and we have the statistics. You give me the Android sales higher than 0. We might have to wait that until Nintendo tells us that, but at the moment the statistics and the money comes from the iOS-platform. Not my headline."

You were VERY CLOSE MINDED if you read that headline, and got the conclusion that android version of PokemonGo didn't make any money.


"Why aren't you banned? You don't contribute anything to the conversation. Your substance is zero."

Well, you should ask Mr. Ahonen for this. He's the Alpha and the Omega of this blog.


T-Dawg.. amazing first bump huh.. imagine when it finally launches in Japan..!_! Meanwhile, wonder if this would prove exception to your long held rule related to LBS as valued metric? At any rate.. clearly John and the Niantic Labs crew have a monster by the tail.. interesting times ahead.. as always.. 8-)


2. As with all other game.... Candy Crush Saga, Crush Royale, etc the income from iAP peak out, then fade. Most of the game peak out in 1-3 months then fall. The important number here is on making the fall become long

That is because people lose interest to these games. Pokemon is not a new thing. It has been going on since 1996.

The downloads for the Apps and the revenue from those apps increases. Those has never gone down and the direction is up not down. There is no fall. There is some seasonality and that is normal.

John Thomas

Having played Pokemon Go for a moment I can tell the author is way off with his analysis.
Pokemon Go isn't AR game. In fact most of the "how to play" guides instruct to turn the AR feature OFF as it's easier to catch Pokemons that way.
Pokemon Go is Location Based Service (LBS) game. You need to physically move to find and catch Pokemons and you can't find Pokemons from the middle of desert, you need to be close to places where Pokemons are abundant.
If this game is the breakthrough for some technology, it'll be the breakthrough for LBS.

Abdul Muis


As I said....
The effect of PokemonGo income is NOT forever, thus you can't use 1 week income to predict the whole year.
"In a press release after the market closed on Friday in Japan, the Kyoto-based company said the game’s financial impact will be "limited" and that it is not necessary to revise its annual forecast even after factoring in current conditions."

Abdul Muis

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