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Pokemon Go Now Available in Germany, Though Server Issues Continue

by Kyle Hanson


Pokemon Go is pretty much one of the biggest mobile games of all time just a few days after its release. While the game has already gained a massive following, it is only officially available in a few select countries. Australia, New Zealand, and the US have been the only ones with official access to the game, with the worldwide launch of Pokemon Go pushed back due to server issues. While many of those problems have continued, it seems that Niantic and Nintendo are ready to move forward, announcing that Pokemon Go is now available in Germany.

This seems like the first step toward a full European rollout of the extremely popular mobile game. It’s likely that more countries will come soon, but it seems like Niantic is trying to limit the surge of new users by limiting this launch to just Germany.

Server issues have been a huge problem for Pokemon Go ever since it first hit the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. It seems like the developer simply didn’t plan to have this huge of an audience so quickly. While they did push back other countries’ release for a while, it might feel like not enough to those who keep having to restart their app, or find themselves totally locked out of the game.

Hopefully this is a sign that more servers have been brought online, or that they have dedicated European servers that will service the load. We’ll find out today as Germany comes online in Pokemon Go.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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