ByAshley Washington, writer at
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Ashley Washington

When Pokémon Go came around last summer, it was a viral success. Every other person seemed to be playing the game in hopes of capturing the coveted Pokémon-in-the-toilet screenshot. By now, you've probably deleted it and forgotten about your whole collection. So, it may surprise you, but there are definitely still people out there playing the game. Quite a few, as a matter of fact.

There Are Millions Of People Out There That Still Play 'Pokémon Go' Every Day

[Credit: Nintendo]
[Credit: Nintendo]

How many exactly? Around 5 million unique visitors a day. It's quite a bit for a game that was abandoned at a pretty alarming rate toward the end of last year. At its peak, would boast 23.5 million unique visitors daily which is 15% of the total number of smartphone owners in the United States.

Last year's numbers. [Credit: comScore]
Last year's numbers. [Credit: comScore]

Overall, it's a pretty huge drop, but it's also one that reflects an enduring base of users—one that has inspired a fairly constant stream of updates that seem to be satisfying for those brave enough to stick around.

I would think that most of the people still playing are grade school kids who have the time, or people who have tapped into the very real health benefits of making a regular stroll a part of their day-to-day lives. Regardless of this demographic and their dedication to the game, it would appear that this is one dip from which Pokémon Go is unlikely to recover.

Maybe we'll have more luck with something a bit closer to the real deal.

Check out Usain Bolt's introduction to Team Skull in this trailer for Pokémon Sun and Moon:

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