If you have been outside during this summer weather in the past week, you may have noticed a lot more people walking around and staring into their phones. While this is not so different from your average teenager, there is something a little different with these new folks. They are playing Pokemon Go, all of them. It has taken the US, New Zealand, and Australia by storm. Unfortunately, the UK and others will have to wait a bit longer to get their hands on it.
Since it has been released, Pokemon GO has topped the charts in the app store and skyrocketed in popularity. With so many people playing the title at the same time, there are often times when the server has to shut down. As one person said, “I found a new rare Pokemon called NwodRevres.” Because of these issues, the release of Pokemon Go in the UK, Netherlands, and others has been delayed. This news came from Business Insider as they spoke with Niantic CEO John Hanke. For those that don’t know, Niantic is the Google spinoff team that helped make Pokemon Go with Nintendo. “We thought the game would be popular, but it obviously struck a nerve,” Hanke said.
Are you excited to see more to come from Pokemon GO? Imagine what will happen when the game is fully international.