We all know Pokémon GO is an overnight popular game now. You can see many adults and young staring at their phones and catching the virtual Pokémon in real world. The game is so successful. Since Pokémon Go’s Canadian release on Android and iOS devices on July 17, within its first week of the launch, Pokémon Go became the most downloaded app of all time in the App Store and, on Aug. 1, hit 100 million downloads. The runaway popularity of “Pokemon Go” has opened up a lucrative market. The subtlety of merchant let them catch the business opportunity. People who sell gaming accounts online are finding that profiles for the mobile game are selling for thousands of dollars. And not only the seller selling the accounts to get profit, some players making the living of playing the game and selling the accounts.
On a site called LeagueofTrading, a user managed to sell an account for $2,000, the co-owner of the site told CNBC, who said that Pokemon accounts are going for higher prices than any other game. Pokémon Go Account Listed accounts are completed up to a certain level and sold on – the higher the level, the higher the price. “A $2,000 account is an incredibly large order. We have only ever seen an order of this price once before which was an account for the game League of Legends,” James Smith said via email. Smith said sellers on his site have told him that playing the game and selling on their accounts is their full-time job.
One listing for “Pokemon Go” on a site called PlayerAuctions is for $999,999. It is for a custom order, so a buyer can tell the seller what they want from an account. The seller will then play the game for them to get the profile up to the requirements requested. On PlayerAuctions there are several accounts going for over $11,000. One of these is claiming to be Level 30 with Pokemon that have “combat power” in excess of 2,000. Level 30 is relatively high and the combat power refers to the attack strength of the fictional creatures. A combat power of over 2,000 is also very high. “Pokemon Go” accounts are also listed on eBay though the values appear to be lower. Pokémon Go accounts are popping up on eBay, and parts of auctioning sites are dedicated to bidding on them.
Amir Hussaini told CNBC that he makes about $2,000 a month selling accounts, but he has made as much as $5,000. The 25-year old accountant operates like a professional with a team of players around him who all take a cut of the sale. Hussaini has spent most of time on “League of Legends”, a very popular oinline multiplayer game, but said the rise in popularity of “Pokemon Go” has made him switch his focus. Cheap Pokemon Go Account When looking at prices for other game accounts, “Pokemon Go” appears to trump them. For example, the highest-priced account for “League of Legends” on PlayerAuctions is $2,999.
“I have sold quite a few ‘Pokemon Go’ accounts. As ‘League of Legends’ is the most played online game, it still has the most demand. However, ‘Pokemon Go’ has created a high demand quicker than I have ever seen before. It normally takes games months if not years to reach this level of account demand,” Hussaini told CNBC. Since it launched last month, the game, which is made by Niantic, has raked in $200 million in net revenue globally on the App Store and Google Play in its first month, beating other top-earning games such as “Candy Crush” and “Clash Royale”, according to Sensor Tower. It was the fastest mobile game to reach 10 million downloads globally.
Although it’s said the game is free-to-play, it still earns a lot of money than your imagination. The players will continue to flock to the game — and spend money on it — while it’s possible the popularity of the app will die down over time. To date, Pokemon Go has been downloaded more than 30 million times worldwide on iOS and Android, and has earned more than $35 million in net revenue, according to estimates from data-analytics firm Sensor Tower released Tuesday.