— Pokemon Go, a virtual reality game that lets players capture and train their Pokémon in real life, is selling out in the Orlando area and attracting more than a million visitors annually, with ticket prices going as high as $2,000 a pop, according to data compiled by The Associated Press.
That is more than triple the $1,000 average annual ticket price for a Pokémon Center in nearby West Virginia.
Pokemon Go was launched in July by the Pokemon Co., the Japanese toy company behind the popular Pokémon franchise.
The game, which has been downloaded more than 35 million times and is available for Android, iOS and Apple smartphones, allows players to capture and battle Pokemon characters through the augmented reality game’s smartphone apps.
The Pokemon Go app, available for iPhone and Android, allows users to summon and play Pokémon characters on their phones.
The augmented reality characters appear in real-world locations, and users can explore them by interacting with the virtual characters.
Players can catch the virtual Pokémon to use in battle.
Pokemon Go players can also use virtual currency, called PokeCoins, to purchase Pokemon, which can then be used to purchase merchandise and other items.
PokemonGo users can also earn PokeCoin rewards through gameplay.
A Pokemon player who collects 100 PokeCois, for example, earns 100 points and is rewarded with a shiny Mewtwo.
Players who visit PokemonGo attractions in the past month can earn PokeCoin, which they can use to purchase items and Pokémon.
In August, the PokemonGo app added the ability to earn freebies such as Pokemon candy, stickers, and more.
In the past year, PokemonGo has gained popularity among young people and adults, according in the AP data.
It has also been a boon for local businesses that cater to the Pokemon Go community.
PokemonGoes on sale in Orlando, West Virginia and parts of Virginia.
The AP analysis of data from the Orlando Sentinel shows PokemonGo was the most popular virtual attraction in West Virginia last year, with about a third of the population playing PokemonGo.
In West Virginia, Pokemon Go was the second most popular attraction after the Pokemon Center.
The AP found the PokemonGoes revenue grew by 6.3 percent to $1.27 billion last year.
The PokemonGo company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
PokemonGO was the fourth most popular augmented reality entertainment product on the App Store and Google Play, according the AP analysis.
PokemonGogo, which was founded in January, is also the most expensive app in the App Stores, at $1 million per month.