Pokemon Company President and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara recently gave a speech at the Healthcare x Gamification Forum, and of course, he focused on the health benefits of Pokemon GO. Ishihara stated that Pokemon GO players have walked 23 billion km in total since the game launched. This figure was achieved by saying that a single step is 0.7km walked, and players around the world have taken 32.8 trillion steps altogether.
Ishihara took things a bit further by citing a report by the University of Tsukuba, which says that for every step a person takes, they save 0.061 yen in medical fees. That lead Ishihara to conclude that Pokemon GO players worldwide have saved about $18 billion in medical fees.