Pokémon UNITE generates $1.7 million on iOS and Android in first five days since launch

Tencent’s MOBA Pokémon UNITE was released on mobile last week. It took the game only five days to top the highest-grossing charts on iOS and Android.

According to AppMagic, Pokémon UNITE generated 2.8 million downloads on September 26, with its total number of downloads reaching 5 million. The game has reached $1.7 million in revenue on iOS and Android to date.

AppMagic founder Max Samorukov told App2Top.ru that Pokémon UNITE outperformed hypercasual games and social media apps in terms of downloads, which is quite rare for mid-core titles.

Pokémon UNITE is a free-to-play MOBA developed by Tencent’s subsidiary TiMi Studios and published by The Pokémon Company. It was initially released on Nintendo Switch on July 21. Despite its strong performance, the title has been criticized for its pay-to-win mechanics.