Witches and wizards donned their robes and began casting spells Thursday when the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite cellular sportÃ‚Â launched within the US and UK. And a Friday report by SensorTower says Wizards Unite raced to the No. 1 free app obtain spot in Apple’s US App Retailer in about 15 hours — not fairly as quick as Harry’s Firebolt broom, however not unhealthy for an app. Within the first 24 hours, the sport’s been downloaded a minimum of 400,000 instances and complete participant spending throughout the App Retailer and Google Play is about $300,000, SensorTower mentioned.
It isn’t Niantic’s first sport to say that high spot within the App Retailer. Pokemon Go additionally sat at No. 1 and generated roughly $2 million in participant spending after its launch.
The Harry Potter sport opened for signups in November and a beta launched in Australia and New Zealand in Might. Wizards Unite is a joint effort of WB Video games and Niantic underneath the Portkey Video games label.