The game faced mixed reviews after it was released. Critics appreciated the concept of the game, while some of them criticized the technical issues. Despite such criticisms and issues, Pokémon Go became a worldwide phenomenon. It was considered as the most profitable and used application in the year 2016. The game has been downloaded more than 500 million times globally. The game helped local business grow profitably by increasing foot traffic. However, the game has also been subjected to several controversies related to several accidents that have taken place over the past few months.