Pokémon Go unseated from the App Store charts after 74 days

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Can it stage a comeback?

Did the Pokémon Go fever finally break?

After its July 6 release, Pokémon Go quickly rocketed to the top of the charts as millions of users rushed to catch ’em all. But after 74 days as the top-grossing app in the App Store, it was unseated by strategy game Clash Royale.

According to VentureBeat, a big update for Clash Royale may be at play here, leaving a window of opportunity open for Pokémon Go to stage a comeback in the coming weeks. Still, its 74-day streak puts it in the hall of fame for successful apps, bested only by Clash of Clans and Candy Crush Saga in terms of consecutive days as the top-grossing game. And Clash Royale’s developers no doubt appreciate the chance to topple Niantic, since Pokémon Go edged Clash Royale out as the fastest game to No. 1 back in July.

This is the latest in a string of bad news for Pokémon Go, after delays to a major update, a livestreamed mugging in Central Park, and malware downloaded millions of times.

At least we all have our buddies with us in this tough time.

H/T VentureBeat

Monica Riese

Monica Riese

Monica Riese now serves as the Daily Dot’s director of production, having previously been the publication’s entertainment editor and assistant managing editor. She is based in Austin, Texas, and formerly contributed to the Austin Chronicle, where her breaking news work was recognized by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.