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People are spending more time on Pokémon GO than Facebook

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David Cornish
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Your mates are Tweeting about it. Your colleagues are leaving the office to catch things with it. Even your dad mentioned it in a text - and that alone speaks volumes of the impact Pokémon GO is having on the summer of 2016. It's already been downloaded 15 million times - and it's not even officially available in Asia or Europe yet.

To indicate the scale of that impact, mobile app intelligence firm Sensor Tower has tracked down the data on augmented reality app's user engagement stats - comparing its average play time with some of the other most downloaded apps of the mobile world. 

Here's how Pokémon GO stacks up in the world of addictive apping. 

  • People are spending more time on Pokémon GO than Facebook

    Slither.io

    Average daily play time: 10 minutes 8 seconds

  • People are spending more time on Pokémon GO than Facebook 1

    Instagram

    Average daily play time: 15 minutes 15 seconds

  • People are spending more time on Pokémon GO than Facebook 2

    Twitter

    Average daily play time: 17 minutes 56 seconds

  • People are spending more time on Pokémon GO than Facebook 3

    Snapchat

    Average daily play time: 18 minutes 7 seconds

  • People are spending more time on Pokémon GO than Facebook 4

    Facebook

    Average daily play time: 22 minutes 8 seconds

  • People are spending more time on Pokémon GO than Facebook 5

    Pokémon GO

    Average daily play time: 33 minutes 25 seconds

  • People are spending more time on Pokémon GO than Facebook 6

    Candy Crush Saga

    Average daily play time: 43 minutes 

  • People are spending more time on Pokémon GO than Facebook 7

    Game of War

    Average daily play time: Two hours

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David Cornish

Shortlist.com’s esteemed Tech Editor. David has a keen interest in video games, Star Wars and stuff that runs on batteries.

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