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This article was published on July 11, 2016

    The numbers prove it: People would rather catch Pokémon than catch a date

    The numbers prove it: People would rather catch Pokémon than catch a date
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    Since launching last week, Pokémon Go has quickly become tech’s hot topic. In fact, Nintendo’s new AR game is so popular that people would rather catch Pokémon than go on a date – or so the numbers say.

    According to a recent breakdown by SimilarWeb, Pokémon Go was already installed on more US Android devices than popular dating app Tinder, just one day after its official release.

    That’s right: there are twice as many people looking for Pokémon as those looking for dates.

     

    Pokémon date tinder 1
    Credit: SimilarWeb

    But more impressively, Pokémon Go has also been able to maintain an incredibly high level of user engagement. When it comes to daily active users, the game is engaging almost as many users as Twitter.

    Pokémon date tinder 2
    Credit: SimilarWeb

    So if you’ve been wondering why your Tinder crush hasn’t been responding to your advances recently, now you know – they’re probably out catching Pokémon. Ouch.

    via Hacker News