Sure I remember Pokemon as a kid…. I thought it was…. Well…. Animals living in a ball…. Why? Where is PETA? Plus the cartoon…. Battles…. Etc. I missed something…. Or I missed nothing at all.
So with PokemonGo can your business benefit from a stop or a gym? The user demographics released say yes…. the majority being Women college graduates making 90k. But logic and reliability seems like no?
My kids like the game (4 and 7 years old). It is a great concept. Even if you did not have to walk around in real life…. Or drive. Probably a better idea also if it did not require movement? Wait for the lawsuits…. Unfortunately.
I did my own checking today with my kids…. who wanted to check out a nearby park. The park has over 15 stops and 2 gyms. They apparently have meetings there also (sign).
We saw (It was an overcast Saturday and it poured 30 minutes after we left.):
-12 males < 40 years old playing openly (with their phone in hand walking around like their phone was a compass and they were lost. 🙂 )
-Maybe 1 female with a male…. Both playing.
-Also 6 kids (<10 years old) playing openly.
I would categorize only 1 person as not living with their parents.
The individual in the picture siting is “battling” (at least that is what my 4 year old said?)…. The individual behind him wondering around is….. Well loss? LOL 🙂 There was a guy far left and he was the only normal guy there playing a game…. like a normal person and smiled at us. There was also a guy directly behind us.
As for us…. We were also trying to catch an elusive monster…. A real life lizard! LOL 🙂 It got away!
I really believe the demographic have to be flawed…. Sure 1/3 are guys that are 18-38. But 90% of the women are really 4-10 year olds. Or males that want to touch a female that makes 90k and graduated from college? JK (But you can quote me on that. LOL 🙂 ) Basically my theory is someone has to be installing the app for the age bracket the game is made for…. 4-15? Plus the game requires GPS and how many 4-10 year olds have a cell phone? The kids unfortunately have to use their parents current phones or extra phones.
Honestly anyone male over 16 should be playing ingress right? I understand if you played Pokemon as a kid but…. Animals in a ball? Plus the tv show? It is a kids show…. just like Star Wars. Sorry…. but true. 🙂 I do sympathy I also lived with my Parents late in my life. JK I love games also. LOL 🙂
I would say the fact Nintendo is making the Pokemon Go Plus proves the age bracket of the users…. 4-15? But someone has to drive these kids around…. so you should be able to market to them somehow?