Pokemon Go is sweeping the nation, enthralling fans with the prospect of exploring their communities and catching Pokemon. The "augmented reality" mobile app is one of the hottest apps in America, as evidenced by its position on the Google Play and Apple App Store charts. According the Google Play Store listing for Pokemon Go, the game has been downloaded more than 10,000,000 since its official release a week ago.
Unsurprisingly, Pokemon Go is the top free app in both the Google Play and Apple App stores. It's also the top grossing app for both Apple and Android devices.
Financial analysts predict that Pokemon Go is earning over $5 million in revenue a day just from microtransactions. Nintendo's stock has soared over the last week because of the game, increasing 58% in price in the Japanese market since last Thursday. Nintendo's market value has increased by $9 billion over the last few days.
Pokemon Go may quickly grow even more popular, as the game is beginning its rollout in Europe. The game is now available for download in Germany and many expect the rest of Europe to soon follow.