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Pokémon Go has become available in the U.K. App Store this morning as the ultra-popular game continues its much-anticipated rollout across Europe.

With the smash hit's release last week initially limited to the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand, iOS users in other countries have been left waiting for the game to show up in regional App Stores around the world. The title received its German debut yesterday and other European countries are expected to follow suit this week.

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The delay has been put down to developers Niantic desperately trying to deal with the overload of its servers due to the game's massive popularity. The craze sweeping nations has reportedly caused issues for some users already playing the game, while many of those still waiting have been duped into downloading fake versions.

Shares in the Japanese company Nintendo have seen a huge jump since the release of the augmented reality hit, gaining more than 50%. Shares closed 16% higher on Thursday, making an overall increase of 56% since the release and putting Nintendo's market value at $34 billion. Pokémon Go is already the biggest mobile game in U.S. history. According to app store intelligence firm SensorTower, mobile users are now spending more time playing Pokémon Go than they are spending time in Facebook.

The global phenomenon has been blamed for several robberies of distracted mobile phone players, but the game's aim of collecting cartoon characters around various real-world locations has also had people venturing outdoors more than they usually would. Another unexpected result of Pokémon Go comes via a Reuters report today which claims it has helped U.S. police improve strained community relations and even arrest wanted suspects.

We'll update this article if Pokémon Go appears in other App Stores around the world today.

Direct link to Pokémon Go on the U.K. App Store.

Article Link: 'Pokémon Go' Now Available in the UK App Store
 

globalist

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You know it's a slow news month and the world is in a good spot anyway when evey other article on every other internet news site is about Pokemon go.
 
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576316

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Oh great! I absolutely cannot wait to jump on this craze that'll totally last longer than a week!

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It's the new Flappy Bird.
 
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Seems like MR has nothing new to write about Apple products. Can't blame them...

It's a popular app on iOS, MR have a long history of posting articles on popular iOS apps. If we look at your post history, would we see you complaining on all the other ones?

Also, you saying they can't post an article on this whilst doing another on something else? You realise there's more than one writer for the site?!

It's funny seeing people complain on here about how an article isn't Apple related, when it is. The site has a wide audience and they cater to each part of it. If you don't like it, find another more niche one or start your own.
 
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chr1s60

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It's a popular app on iOS, MR have a long history of posting articles on popular iOS apps. If we look at your post history, would we see you complaining on all the other ones?

Not many have 6 articles in under 3 days all on the front page. Not to mention multiple of those article simply announcing the app being released in a new country. I'd say complaining about too much coverage is accurate in this case or for any app with similar numbers.
 
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rctlr

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Been running it for almost a week now. It's a great social application - actually meeting people rather than facebook/twitter.
Now that it's available in the UK, more people will be going to the parks and beaches. Regardless of what people say it's going to be good for everyone.
 
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zen

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Been running it for almost a week now. It's a great social application - actually meeting people rather than facebook/twitter.
Now that it's available in the UK, more people will be going to the parks and beaches. Regardless of what people say it's going to be good for everyone.
Going to parks and beaches to stare at your phone. Like people don't spend enough time staring at their phones.
 
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JPLC

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It's a popular app on iOS, MR have a long history of posting articles on popular iOS apps. If we look at your post history, would we see you complaining on all the other ones?

Also, you saying they can't post an article on this whilst doing another on something else? You realise there's more than one writer for the site?!

It's funny seeing people complain on here about how an article isn't Apple related, when it is. The site has a wide audience and they cater to each part of it. If you don't like it, find another more niche one or start your own.

It's a joke, relax. I love every part about this Pokemon viral/hype. Everything better than another update about watch bands. Cant wait for the MR news (and comments) about the other Europian countries that get Pokemon Go. ;)
 
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