Pokémon GO expanding over Asia and Oceania

Now more people are able to play Pokemon GO thanks to the latest rollout ins Asia and Oceania.

While most of the world is fully engrossed in playing Pokémon GO, some are still not able to play as the game has yet to be fully released worldwide. However, now fans across many parts of Asia and Oceania are also able to join in the madness. Niantic has released the game in the following 15 countries and region across the continent:

  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Taiwan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Fiji
  • Solomon Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Palau

The list of countries playing Pokémon GO is steadily increasing and this rollout to some areas of Asia and Oceania will only increase Niantic's massive revenue and add to the impressive 100 million downloads the game has already received. Although it may have gone un-noticed but the game isn't yet available in China, Korea, and India. There are a number of reasons ranging from security issues to the sheer population of some countries and the possible effect it could have on server capabilities.

The rollout schedule saw Pokémon GO release in Brazil and many other parts of Central and South America just before the start of the Olympics in Rio.


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Published Aug. 7th 2016

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