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Sensor Tower: Pokémon Go made $ 2.65 billion in three years

Pokémon Go first launched on July 6, 2016, so Niantic's mobile game has now been out for three years. And the location-based experience has made $ 2.65 billion during those first three years, according to market analyst Sensor Tower.

The game is most popular in the US, which accounted for 35% of that gross (about $ 928 million). Japan, the country that created Pokémon, is next with 29% ($ 779 million).

This makes Pokémon go one of the most successful mobile games ever made in the West. It earned more in its first three years than other mega-hits like Candy Crush Saga and Clash Royale did. Clash of Clans, however, did manage to make more money.

Above: How Pokémon Go's first three years stack up.

Image Credit: Sensor Tower

About 54% of Pokémon Go's $ 2.65 billion came from Google Play ($ 1.43 trillion). That leaves $ 1.22 billion from iOS users.

Sensor Tower expects the game to reach the $ 3 billion mark by the end of the year.

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