Pokémon Go may be taking over the world right now, but analyst Michael Pachter has given the new game just four months until it burns out.
Speaking with Bloomberg in a recent talk, the Wedbush Securities analyst stated that the game’s current craze will not last for long. He backed this opinion by mentioning that the game requires everyone to get out of their comfortable abodes, which is going to take a toll on most gamers. Additionally, the chore of recharging your phone regularly (multiple times in a day) will also cause many to leave the game be.
The game requires couch potatoes to get off the couch, and the novelty will wear off when they get tired or when their phone batteries die,” Pachter said. “I give this four months at the top of the charts, then it will fade.
While Pachter’s points are not that far off target, another fact must also be considered that every new game wears out once its initial shine is gone. Pokémon Go will also likely reach that stage once it’s available worldwide, and everyone has gotten their fair share of fun. In the months to follow, the game will simply be a flag on the App Store, luring newcomers in.
The successful launch of Pokémon Go has resulted in a 25 increase in Nintendo’s shares. The Japanese market closed on Monday at just under $200 a share, resulting in the biggest rise per share price in the company’s history since 1983. According to reports, Nintendo’s market value has since then soared to about $7.5 billion.