The Pokemon Go app is now officially released in Asia.
The Pokemon Go release expanded today, July 13, to Asia and as reported earlier, to Europe finally as well. The Pokemon Go app is available for download in the Google Play app store for Android devices. We have verified the Pokemon Go app release in the Taiwanese and Hong Kong Google Play store.
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We assume that Android users in other Asian countries find the Pokemon Go app also in their local Google Play store. 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."
Niantic has not officially launched Pokemon Go in Asia yet. Why the Pokemon Go app shows up in the Taiwanese and Hong Kong app store from outside of Asia. We got now several responses from people inside Tawain that say that the app is not accessible in the app store. Even if you have the app, the Pokemon Go servers are no accessible.
Pokemon Go launched in Japan on July 22. Japan is the first country in Asia to get Pokemon Go.
It is not clear year if the iPhone version of Pokemon Go is available in the Apple iTunes store. We cannot confirm the release in the Asian iTunes store.
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%.