Millions of people in Asia were delighted to discover that “Pokemon Go” has been released in their location. The hit mobile game recently went live in 15 new countries in the largest continent in the world.
“Pokemon Go” is reportedly already available in Brunei, Cambodia, Federate States of Micronesia, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. More countries in Asia are expected to acquire the new game by Niantic in the following weeks.
However, China, India and Korea have yet to receive “Pokemon Go.” It is uncertain why the game is taking a while to launch in India, considering the huge mobile user market in the country. In China and Korea, there are allegedly issues with Google Maps, which “Pokemon Go” is largely dependent on, that caused the launch delay.
According to Tech Crunch, “Pokemon Go” debuted in the United States on July 6, 2016 and continued to roll out in various parts of the world. Players in Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil, Hong Kong have already received their copy of the game. Niantic has more plans to expand in Latin America and Asia in the coming weeks.
In the U.S. alone, “Pokemon Go” has garnered over 100 million downloads, making it one of the most popular mobile games in history. A U.S. player has actually already caught all 142 Pokemon in the country is going on a worldwide tour to capture region-specific monsters. (Read more about it HERE.)