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Pokémon Go: Mobile game now the biggest in US history

Take that, ‘Candy Crush!’

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Poké-mania has taken over America. The highly addictive Pokémon Go has surpassed Candy Crush to become the biggest mobile game in U.S. history, according to a new study. 

Data collected by SurveyMonkey shows the app has just under 21 million active smartphone users across America, besting previous record holder Candy Crush, which reportedly has 20 million users in the U.S. The study also places Pokémon Go on track to surpass Snapchat on Android devices. 

SimilarWeb, which tracks web traffic and analytics, backs up these results, reporting a 2.1-percent boost over Candy Crush.   

Niantic, Inc. released the game in the U.S. Apple App Store and Android Google Play on July 6, and the title quickly rose to the top of the app charts — even surpassing the amount of Twitter’s daily active users. Pokémon Go uses augmented reality and GPS tracking, allowing users to find and catch Pokémon in the real world. 

The trend is so widespread that the U.S. marines and Bryan Cranston are trying to catch ’em all as NYPD shares safety tips for the city’s Pokémon-obsessed residents. Apparently, we need them

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