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Niantic Now: Pokemon Go App Released To 11 New Countries Except China And South Korea

By Dante Noe Raquel II , Oct 05, 2016 01:12 AM EDT
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Pokemon Go extend its worldwide deployment, having lately launched in 11 new countries and markets, developer Niantic has validated. In countries like China and South Korea though, expectations are somehow bleak.

On September 29, the free-to-play game is now released in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macau, Macedonia, and Serbia. A few days later, Niantic released the game in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Mongolia. In all regions, the game is accessible in iTunes and Google Play.

The game launched in Japan later in July. At the time, Niantic thanked fans in the country for their patience. According to a previous report, Niantic Labs was holding back Pokemon Go's Japanese release until it was positive servers would hold up.

Next to the unveiling of the 11 new sites, Niantic then went on to clarify about the recent progress with Apple and the unity of Pokémon and the Apple Watch. This report was announced at the Apple Special Event last September, as the two businesses are looking to merge both products. The development of Pokémon GO and recent talks about the Watch news does challenge the notion that the company is growing in more ways than one. What's next from Niantic? Only time will tell.

Pokemon Go is available in most major markets worldwide, with the exception of China and South Korea. The Pokemon Company CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara said he hopes to launch the game in those regions, but admitted that could be a problem since they limit Google Maps.

In other news about Pokemon Go, a recent report claimed the game continues to bring in $2 million every day, which is relevantly losing money from a reported peak of $16 million every day.

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