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Fire Emblem Heroes - content update for Feb. 18th, 2017

I haven't had the time to get into Fire Emblem Heroes too much. I've been ridiculously busy. I feel bad about not getting in to play lately! I should make a point to tackle at least one map a day. It's not like it takes long!

Analytics company looks at Pokemon GO's Valentine's Day event and its draw


Pokemon GO’s revenue has been in slow and steady decline ever since its peak in late July/early August. Most of its revenue derives from Japan but the United States is a close second.

During Halloween (October 26 through November 1) Niantic tried to scare up some sales by running a promotion that gave players double the amount of candy they would normally receive for things like transferring pokemon to The Professor or hatching eggs, in addition to the promise of players finding more “spooky” pokemon. The seven day promotion brought in $13.35M, a 47% increase in revenue from the seven day period prior. After the promotion ended, revenues continued their consistent decline. Niantic decided to try and recapture the hearts of players during its Valentine’s Day promotion but the love was not as strong this time around.

Even though the promotion was two days longer and better, six hour lures on top of double candy and more pink pokemon, it fell short. From February 7th through the 15th the game brought in $5.75M, just a 16% bump from the nine day period prior. Valentine’s day specifically was the least lucrative during this promotion.

Why?

It’s a combination of the following:

Halloween was closer to launch - There is a gradual decline in most data for Pokemon GO after its initial excitement.
Halloween was Niantic’s first promotion for the game so some of the novelty wore off.
It's colder outside.
Both promos had a weekend included but Halloween's weekend was closer to the actual holiday.
People who had dates or significant others were probably nudged to put the phone away for Valentine's Day.
Does the decline continue?

Even though Pokemon GO is in decline, it is still highly successful compared to most games. Its launch was simply so extraordinary that it is really just coming back down to a successful reality rather than slowly failing. It’s still quite cold here in Boston so we’re eager to see if Pokemon GO picks up steam as we head into the warmer months. Stay tuned!

Pokemon Shuffle - first look at Alola Pokemon


We get a clear look at the starters, and a bit of a tease when it comes to others. Now which teased Pokemon can you figure out?

Miitomo - content update for Feb. 17th, 2017

Freshen up your look! Beret + bob wig now available

Beret + bob wig and other items have been added to the shop! The bob compliments the beret and it adds up to...cute. Put on this one, and your image will totally change...just like that! Surprise your friends with a quick makeover!

Beret + bob wig
Varsity jacket + dress
Loincloth
Tri-stripe crew socks
Bunny pal

Explore the unknown! Space Style #3 now available in Miitomo Drop!

Intergalactic Miitomo cap
Intergalactic biker jacket
Intergalactic pants
Intergalactic boots

Pokemon GO - Johto update now live

Pokémon GO updated to version 0.57.2 for Android and 1.27.2 for iOS

Trainers,

Pokémon GO is in the process of being updated to version 0.57.2 for Android and 1.27.2 for iOS devices. Below are some release notes and comments from our development team.

Over 80 additional Pokémon originally discovered in the Johto region can be caught.
Gender-specific variations of select Pokémon can be caught.
Added new encounter mechanics.
Added Poké Ball and Berry selection carousels to the encounter screen.
Added two new Berries.
Added new avatar outfit and accessory options.
Added new night-mode map and encounter music.
Added bonus Candies for catching Evolved Pokémon.
Implemented Apple Watch connection stability improvement.
Various bug fixes.
Minor text fixes.

Pokemon GO gets updated with new night music


Thanks to AlienboyVA for the heads up!