Pokémon Go launches in Japan, which leaves us with one burning question

It's about time...


Pokémon Go craze is about to heat up in Japan, as Niantic, the company behind the mobile game that has taken the world by storm, announced its launch in the country that originally created the adorable sensation.

The delay, according to Niantic, is simply to prepare their servers to handle the load in Japan. Recall the game crashes after its launch in US, New Zealand, and Australia.

McDonald’s Japan has also reportedly jumped into the craze, turning their fast-food restaurant locations into a virtual gym for Pokémon Go players and introducing Pokémon-themed toys coinciding with the launch today.

That’s all good for the Pokémon fans in Japan but what about Singapore, a country with the highest mobile penetration globally? Well, turns out Niantic has added Singapore in their server list recently, which means it could launch anytime here. There’s even a map on Google showing the potential locations of Pokéstop and Gyms in Singapore. If the delay

If the wait is driving you crazy, calm down and keep yourself updated with these eager band of Pokémon fans on this Facebook group created by Nintendo 3DS Singapore.

© 2008-2016 HOWORKS. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. All rights reserved. Great Deals Singapore™ and GDS™ are trademarks of HOWORKS.