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Pokemon Go won't hit Japan till end of July

Japanese fans won't getting it till the end of the month.

In case you haven't heard already, Pokemon GO is now a worldwide phenomenon. Okay, so it's not quite all over the world, but it is one in the US, Australia, and most of Europe. With that said, you think that Japan, the county Pokemon originated in, would also be on the bandwagon. Sadly that's not quite the case yet.

In an interview with Forbes, Niantic CEO, John Hanke, said Pokemon GO isn't available yet in Japan due to Server Capacity.

“At present, the server capacity in Japan is not powerful enough. We are working hard with our partners in Japan to enable the servers to keep up with demand once the game goes online there. We expect it to be released by the end of July,”

Hanke also noted the difficulties in introducing the game to countries like China and Korea.

"Google's map information system in Korea is limited due to security concerns over North Korea. In China, however, it is technically possible, but difficult to introduce due to the many hurdles, or should I say regulations we'd have to clear to get it to users."

Pokemon GO was released first in Australia and in the US on July 6th.

Published Jul. 17th 2016

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