A new report on the Wall Street Journal says that Niantics will make Pokemon Go available to Europe and Asian within a few days.
The Pokemon Go game is officially only available in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Niantic Labs stopped the planned rollout to Europe and Asia because of the huge demand in the initial regions that brought the servers down.
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Update July 18: We got confirmation that Pokomen Go servers are not enabled in Taiwan and other Asian countries despite the app availabilty. Niantic said that Asian roll out is coming soon. On the weekend the company launched many more European countries and Canada.
Update July 13: The Pokemon Go app is available for download in European Google Play stores for Android now.
We predicted that Niantic Labs would launch Pokemon Go in the UK and other countries within this week. The Wall Street Journal (Subscription) reports today that people familiar with plans for Pokemon Go said it would likely be available in other regions, including Europe, Japan and other Asian nations within a few days.
In a couple more days, Pokemon Go will also be available in your region.
If you are in Europe you can get the iPhone version from the US iTunes store with an account there. In Asia this is reportedly not working as the Pokemon Go servers in the region are not accessible. For Android an APK file of Pokemon Go is available.
Android users need to be aware that there are cloned versions with malware in circulation. It is best to wait for the official release of Pokemon Go in the Google Play store to be on the safe side.
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Pokemon Go made Nintendo stick jump over 24% alone today on the Tokyo stock market. Pokemon Go has already more installs on Android than dating app Tinder. Engagement is incredible and almost matching that of Twitter. Pokemon Go hit a nerve and will establish augmented reality games for good. Nintendo has found a potential way out of their crisis - mobile gaming.