Tottori Sand Dunes witnesses tourism boost in Japan

Published on : Friday, December 1, 2017

tourism boost in JapanDuring a three-day long Safari Zone event, Pokemon Go assisted in churning out around $16 million in terms of travel and tourism profits for Japan’s Tottori Prefecture.

The mobile game with augmented reality might have turned sluggish ever since its launch in July last year, however kept on receiving updates and support from developer Niantic appeared to have been keeping the game’s playerbase within healthy levels.

As per Pocket Gamer, the event succeeded in luring as many as 89,000 people to Tottori Sand Dunes of Japan and adjacent places, almost tripling the attendance organizers thought ahead of the event.

Besides, as per the count of the Tottori regional government, the Pokemon Go crowd also busted a record for the area by doubling the previous visitor record.

In the meantime, Niantic has attained an additional $200 million in terms of funding to make “long-term investments” in the field of augmented reality recently. That monetary boost up came out in weeks after the company declared that it’s in the process of developing a Harry Potter-themed augmented reality game alongside the Warner Bros Interactive subsidiary Portkey Games.


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