Wizards Unite' had a sluggish opening weekend, exhibiting the sport doesn't but possess the magic of 'Pokémon Go'

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  • Niantic’s “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” had a sluggish opening weekend in comparison with predecessor “Pokémon Go.”
  • App evaluation web site Sensor Tower experiences “Wizards Unite” was downloaded by three million individuals, and gamers spent $1.1 million.
  • “Pokémon Go” was downloaded 24 million occasions on its opening weekend and gamers spent greater than $28 million.
  • Go to Enterprise Insider’s homepage for extra tales.

The opening weekend for “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,” the cellphone sport from the makers of “Pokémon Go,” has been a moist squib in comparison with its predecessor.

“Harry Potter: Wizards Unite” was launched on Friday by Niantic, and very similar to “Pokémon: Go” it makes use of AR to challenge characters and creatures from the world of “Harry Potter” into the true world utilizing the cellphone’s digicam. Each video games are free to play, however gamers should purchase issues in-app.

Learn extra: I acquired to attempt “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite,” the brand new sport from the creators of “Pokémon Go,” earlier than it got here out, and I can already inform it may be enormous

Based on information from app-monitoring web site Sensor Tower, “Wizards Unite” was put in by three million gamers on its first weekend, and took in $1.1 million in participant spending — though Sensor Tower famous the sport just isn’t but out in South Korea and Japan.

By comparability, “Pokémon Go” garnered 24 million installs from the US, Australia, and New Zealand over its first 4 days — eight occasions the scale of “Wizards Unite” — and pulled down greater than $28 million in participant spending.

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So though “Wizards Unite” is prime of iPhone downloads in 28 international locations, its early success pales compared to “Pokémon Go,” and in accordance with Sensor Tower its prospects for the month aren’t a lot sunnier. The location tasks the sport will generate $10 million, whereas “Pokémon: Go” made $206 million.

Jam Metropolis’s “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Thriller” additionally carried out higher than “Wizards Unite” on its opening weekend, taking in practically $7 million from gamers, in accordance with Sensor Tower.

Enterprise Insider contacted Niantic for remark. 

SEE ALSO: The CEO behind ‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ explains what Niantic realized from ‘Pokémon Go’ to make this new sport nice

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