Pokémon Home rakes in $1.8 million during its first week on mobile

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It's a must-have for big Pokémon players.
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Pokémon Home, the new service that lets you send all your Pokémon to the cloud for transferring between devices, has gotten off to a terrific start on mobile. New figures reveal it raked in $1.8 million during its first week alone.

Nintendo’s decision to finally embrace mobile devices with games like Pokémon Go means it’s now even easier to play Pokémon anywhere. The downside to this is having different Pokémon collections on different devices.

That’s where Pokémon Home comes in. It lets you take Pokémon you’ve collected on your smartphone and Nintendo 3DS and access them inside Pokémon Sword and Shield on Nintendo Switch.

It’s no surprise the new service is already a hit among fans of the franchise.

Pokémon Home off to a flying start

New data from SensorTower reveals Pokémon Home for Android and iOS was downloaded an impressive 1.3 million times during its first week of availability, with more than 444,000 of those coming from the U.S. alone.

Mobile revenue is said to have topped $1.8 million during the same period. That represents 94.7% of total mobile revenue earned by The Pokémon Company since the service launched in February 12, SensorTower said.

Pokémon Home isn’t quite up there with Nintendo’s highest earners. For instance, Mario Kart Tour earned $12.7 million and was downloaded more than 90 million times during its first week of availability last October.

But, of course, Pokémon Home is a service (one that only appeals to Pokémon fans), and not a game that can be enjoyed by almost anyone.

Home a must-have for Pokémon fans

Pokémon Home is a free download on iPhone and iPad, but to enjoy unrestricted access to the service, you need a Premium Plan. That costs $2.99 a month, $4.99 for three months, or $15.99 a year.

It does more than just transfer your Pokémon between devices, though. Home also lets you trade pocket monsters with other players, view and add to your national Pokédex, collect Mystery Gifts, and more.