‘Pokémon Go’ now available in 27 additional countries

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Niantic and Nintendo took to social media to announce that they’re taking Pokémon Go‘s raging success to an additional 26 countries.

Here’s the official announcement:

“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.”

Pokémon Go was previously only available in the US, but not long after it became a raging success, Niantic has been slowly but surely making the game available worldwide. This latest announcement will let millions of players in Europe download the game from both the Play Store and App Store.

In a separate Facebook post, it was revealed that Pokémon Go was also just made available in Canada.

It goes without saying, the game is a raging success, having generated over $14 million in revenue not long after the game’s official launch. That number has likely increased, as Pokémon Go is without a doubt one of the largest product launches we’ve seen in years.

The game is doing a lot for Nintendo as well. Thanks to the game’s success, Nintendo traded 476 billion yen ($4.5 billion USD) on Friday alone in the Tokyo Stock Price Index. That’s a staggering amount, beating records from other companies, such as Tokyo Electric and SoftBank.

source: Pokémon Go (Facebook)


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