With just one week on the market, Pokémon Go has become an international sensation, with players around the world logging serious minutes and mileage in order to “catch ‘em all.” But while Niantic has slowly been releasing the game to more and more countries over the last week, the rollout isn’t nearly fast enough for eager fans in countries like Canada, Japan and Brazil.
Pokémon Go was initially released on July 6 in the United States, Australia and New Zealand and since been slowly adding more countries each day. As of Friday, Pokémon GO has now released in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal as well.
UPDATE 07/16/16: According to the Offical Pokemon GO Facebook page, the game is now available in 26 more European countries
“As of tonight, Trainers living in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland are able to download Pokémon GO from the Play Store or App Store.”
Though the Nintendo headquarters is found within Japan itself, ironically, it’s one of several countries around the world that has yet to see a Pokémon Go release date.
In an interview with Reuters, Niantic Chief Executive John Hanke revealed the game would be launching in some 200 countries and regions around the world “relatively soon.”
Unfortunately, there’s no real indication of how soon that could be or which countries might get a release date first.
Among the countries hoping to see the game arrive quickly are Canada, Japan, Ireland, Brazil, India and the Philippines.
In a Facebook post Wednesday, Brazilian Rio de Janeiro mayor Mayor Eduardo Paes shared his hopes that the game would arrive in the country ahead of the 2016 Olympicsgames which will be hosted there.
[Source:- Digital Trend]