Takashi Mochizuki, a Japanese analyst for the Wall Street Journal, has predicted that Pokémon GO will soon become the first mobile game to make over four billion dollars annually. Previously, we had heard that Pokémon GO had become the world’s top-grossing mobile app faster than any game in history, and that its release has added over $7.5 billion to Nintendo’s market value. Mochizuki recently published an article for the Wall Street Journal estimating that, in its current state, the app is worth about $1.5 billion; however, if the game continues growing at a steady rate, it is likely that it will become the highest-grossing mobile game in history, with the estimated $4 billion. For comparison’s sake, Candy Crush Saga, one of the most popular mobile games in the world, pulled in about $2.0 billion in revenue in 2015.
@gibbogame: Pokémon Go now biggest mobile game ever in U.S., on track for the world's (not just the U.S.) first $4bln mobile game per annum
— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) July 14, 2016