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Pokemon GO International Rollout Has Been Paused

Niantic CEO John Hanke has revealed to Business Insider that the company has decided to pause the international rollout of Pokemon GO. The reason behind this decision comes as the company tackles server issues due to the influx of people wanting to play the mobile title. Currently Pokemon GO is available in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

“We thought the game would be popular, but it obviously struck a nerve.”

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9 thoughts on “Pokemon GO International Rollout Has Been Paused”

  1. They thought the game would be ‘popular’? Dude, this is every kids dream. Of course it will be popular.
    What am i doing commenting on this, i gotta go catch some pokemon.

  2. I have seen TONS of people walking around catching Pokemon. And I mean TONS. everyone is walking around with their phones out and they suddenly stop to catch something. It’s great.

  3. I’m glad that they decided to do this; the game has been quite buggy and has crashed multiple times on me. It would be nice if they also added some additional features while they have the chance. I would like a way to see what gyms my Pokémon are inhabiting, i.e. a separate section/tab in the player’s Pokémon list that shows all of their Pokémon in gyms and a map of the general area of the gym when the player selects one of the Pokémon (similar to the map that is shown when you view where you caught a Pokémon).

    1. The beta was in all of the countries that officially have it right now; the US, New Zealand, Australia and Japan, and even then that was more for regular bug fixes, and less for testing server limits.

  4. This game is so huge. Even people that never really were into pokemon are playing it and having a blast. Hopefully with the huge popularity they can expand their servers :P

  5. Thought the game would be popular but didn’t better prepare for the servers to take on millions of users. Tsk, tsk. Niantic: the Ubisoft of Mobile Games! >.<

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