Following our recent coverage surrounding Pokemon GO, it would seem that the international release has been delayed due server issues surrounding its initial launch.
In accordance to a report from Business Insider, Niantic CEO John Hanke said that territories within the United Kingdom and Netherlands will have to wait until they’re comfortable with launching the app. Since its launch in both the United States, New Zealand and Australia, Pokemon GO has experienced numerous issues surrounding server logins, internet connection drop outs, and Pokemon getting stuck in certain places.
Though despite these issues, this still hasn’t stopped the app from its success so far. Since launch, Pokemon GO has topped the iTunes store, with the app becoming the number 1 free app download for the US market. In addition to their download numbers, Nintendo’s stock was up by 10 per cent following its initial release.
With the use of a GPS and smartphone camera, Pokemon GO is the first Pokemon app that provides players the opportunity to use their mobile devices catch wild Pokemon. Players are encouraged to go out in the real world, to find and capture Pokemon. Much like the original series, certain types of Pokemon can be found in certain regions (e.g. water types Pokemon are more likely to be found near an ocean or lake) and players can battle against each other for gym locations.
For more information regarding the gameplay, be sure to check out our recent article. Pokemon GO is currently out for iOS and Android devices. The app is free to download, though in-app purchases are available for certain items.
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