In order to gauge player sentiment and interest for the game we asked the following question on Twitter yesterday: “Do you think Pokemon GO will be a huge Summer hit again?”
So far, more than 4000 players answered our Twitter poll and the initial results are in:
- 17% Yes, for sure
- 56% Yes, but not like launch
- 17% Not really sure
- 10% No way
In total, only 27% of the respondents expressed pessimism about the future of Pokémon GO this summer. 73% of respondents expressed optimism for Pokémon GO this summer. This is very exciting news, as the results come shortly after Niantic (Japan) confirmed a huge Pokémon GO Event for this Summer!
You can still participate in the voting on Twitter:
Do you think Pokemon GO will be a huge Summer hit again?
(honest answers please, we're collecting data for an article).
— Pokémon GO Hub (@PokemonGOHubNet) April 24, 2017
This correlates well with our anecdotal evidence and observations in the comments section. Roughly, for every 10-11 comments there is one “Pokémon GO is dead” comment, so it’s not surprising to see the same sentiment elsewhere.
We’re happy that this poll proves the following:
- Pokémon GO is still very, very, popular
- Pokémon GO players are optimistic about the future of the game
- A small, but still significant, portion of the playerbase is still very vocal about the game, but their sentiment is generally negative
With this in mind, we can once again compare Pokémon GO to World of Warcraft.
If you ever had the “privilege” to spend some time browsing the WoW forums, you have probably seen the huge number of posts created by a small, but very vocal, portion of the WoW player base.
Usually, these posts are low quality, very opinionated and strong minded tirades about a particular feature of the game that they dislike.
Unfortunately, it seems that this also exists in the Pokémon GO community.
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