The Wall Street Journal: Just a summer fling? ‘Pokémon Go’ no longer No. 1

“Pokémon Go” fever finally broke.

The augmented-reality game’s time as the top-grossing app in Apple Inc.’s AAPL, -0.02% U.S. app store ended Tuesday at 74 days. The streak was snapped even though Nintendo Co. 7974, -1.17% a week earlier released a $35 wearable device aimed at making the game easier to play.

“Pokémon Go” was supplanted by a familiar foe: “Clash Royale” from Finnish game maker Supercell Oy. A day earlier, Supercell released an update to the battle game that included a new tournament mode, new virtual goodies for sale and hefty discounts on existing items.

The move revved up spending in “Clash Royale,” which has flagged in recent months.

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