The Pokemon Go app is available in the UK, Germany and other European app stores.
The Pokemon Go release expanded today, July 13 to Europe. The Pokemon Go app is available for download in the Google Play app store for Android phones. We have verified the Pokemon Go app release in the UK Google Play store and in the German Google Play store.
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We assume that other European country stores of Google Play offer the free Pokemon Go app for download now as well. Try to access this link into Google Play. If you see the Pokemon Go app, than it is available in your country now and you can officially go and "Catch 'em all."
The iPhone version of Pokemon Go is not yet released in the German iTunes store. Apple has a slower release process than Google Play. We expect that the Pokemon Go app for iPhone will be released later today. We don't believe that Niantic is holding back the iOS Pokemon Go app intentionally.
Update: The iOS Pokemon Go App is now available also in the iTunes App store. European iPhone users can now also officially download the Pokemon Go app.
Pokemon Go is now a global game, as the Pokemon Go App is also released in Asia.
Niantic just released the first update for Pokemon Go yesterday fixing the full Google account access issue and other stability bug fixes.
The Pokemon Go app has been downloaded 7.5 million times in the United States. The augmented reality app is almost as engaging as Twitter. Pokemon Go is the most downloaded free app and the top grossing app on iTunes in the US.
The incredible success raised the attention of politics. Senator Al Franken is scrutinizing the Pokemon Go app about privacy and data collection. The Senator has sent a list of questions to the CEO of Niantic, Inc.
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The Pokemon Go phenomenon has pushed Nintendo's market value by double digits. The rise of the Nintendo stock in Tokyo has stopped and today it is trading down 4.4%. The Nintendo stock rose about 40% in the past days, adding Billions to the Nintendo market capitalization.