Niantic has now released Pokemon Go in 26 new countries in Europe. This is good news for some fans, although bad news for anyone living in Asia as the game is still not out over there.
The official Facebook page announced: “Pokémon GO is available in twenty-six new 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.”
These European countries join the UK, Germany, Spain and Portugal. The first three countries to receive the game were Australia, New Zealand and the USA. The roll-out is expected to continue later in the month.
Sadly, there have been no updates as to when any Asian country will receive Pokemon Go. It’s interesting Japan doesn’t have it yet as they invented the whole franchise to begin with. Unless of course Niantic want to test out the servers first before releasing it in Asia.
Asia could potentially be the biggest audience for a game like this as mobile gaming is huge in Japan. Maybe the servers need to be beefed up before Asia gets it.