Pokémon Go is a runaway hit in the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand and other countries, but did you know that nobody is playing the game in the Japan? That’s right, Japan. You would think they would be playing it like crazy over there.
Well, despite being the franchise’s homeland, Pokémon Go still isn’t available to Japanese users. According to Niantic’s CEO, Japan’s servers just aren’t good enough to handle the game. The Japanese must be very sad about this situation.
“At present, the server capacity in Japan is not powerful enough,” Niantic’s John Hanke told Forbes. “We are working hard with our partners in Japan to enable the servers to keep up with demand once the game goes online there.” It is no secret that Pokémon Go has dealt with server issues ever since day one. This has slowed international expansion while they make sure that new markets were able to handle the title.
Japan without a Pokemon Game? That’s just crazy. You can’t even catch a Pokemon there and that’s just sad. Niantic says it expects to launch the title in its home country by the end of the month. Hopefully they get it done by then. Poor Japan.
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