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Published on September 28th, 2016 | by Guest

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How Pokemon GO influenced the stock market and economy [Infographic]

According the the Guinness World Records, since its release in July, Pokemon GO has been smashing mobile app records including:

  • Most downloaded game in its first month – 130 million

  • Most revenue by a mobile game in its first month – $206 million

  • Most international charts topped at the same time – highest downloads in 70 countries

  • Fastest time to gross $100 million by a mobile game – Only 20 days

As impressive as these records set by Pikachu and his pals are, what is more astonishing is the impact they have had outside the aspiring Pokemon masters.  The impact the mobile game has had on real business and stock values of companies outside the game maker Niantic and Nintendo has been unprecedented.

From companies that make Pokemon shaped bread, banks, mobile accessory manufactures to Pizzerias –  business across a multitude of industries has been positively impacted. The “How Pokemon GO influenced the stock market and economy” infographic by BrokerNotes highlights some of these amazing statistics including:

  • 19% spike in sales for fast food giant McDonalds.

  • $93 million, increase in value of broadcasting company – TV Tokyo Holdings

  • 101% increase in sales of Powerbanks after the release of Pokemon GO

Take a look below to see more facts about how a video game influenced the global economy.

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