A new mobile game app called Pokémon Go has officially taken control of our country.
(If you recall, Pokémon are those fictional “pocket monsters” that were so popular back in the 1990’s in video games, TV shows and trading card games.)
Bringing it back to the 21st century, Nintendo and the Pokémon Company recently teamed up to create a new augmented-reality video game for mobile devices. The app is unique for its utilization of the GPS and camera features in the discovery of Pokémon characters.
The objective of the game is to explore the real world, capture all of the Pokémon, and train them to battle other Pokémon.
It’s been well-documented now that people are suffering injuries and causing general havoc from playing this game. After all, they’re staring down at their phones while walking around in the physical world looking for digital creatures.
Nevertheless, this has not prevented the game’s absolute domination in the U.S. market. Watch below for some quick facts on Pokémon Go:
NOTE: These are only U.S. figures since the app hasn’t been released globally yet. As the weeks go by, it’s probably safe to say these figures will explode exponentially.
Featured Image: A gamer uses the Pokemon Go application on his mobile in the entrance of the fish market in Kuwait City on July 14, 2016. (Photo by YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)