Wait, people still play Pokemon Go? That would be news.
Pokemon Go exploded in popularity for maybe a month, and then people got bored and stopped playing. Apparently it's bad enough that they're already doing some form of "welcome back" campaign to try and get people to start playing again.
I do agree that AR would be more useful in every day life than VR, but if Pokemon Go is the example, that's not the kind of AR I care about. Just about everyone turns the AR mode off in Pokemon Go because it's just annoying, leaving the only "augmented reality" part being that you have to physically go to real places to "find" Pokemon. Except the serious players just use GPS spoofing so not even that gets done in reality.
I could see AR being useful if someone developed something that could, for example, overlay directions on top of the real world, or identify things you're looking at. But that's just not feasible right now, leaving AR to useless things like showing a Pokemon on top of a camera image or whatever you want to call Snapchat filters. It's vaguely interesting but not really useful.
VR, on the other hand, is being used to create real experiences right now. I may not find VR that compelling personally (certainly not enough to rush out to spend at least $1000 on it, when you include computer upgrades), but it at least creates something more meaningful than I've ever seen done with AR.