Niantic’s CEO John Hanke, the company who developed Pokemon Go, said that he wants to launch the already-popular augmented reality game in around 200 countries and regions. Speaking with Reuters, he added that they are currently upgrading their servers so it could handle the massive load that they’re expecting once the roll out has commenced. He said that the Pokemon Go launch on the other countries should be “relatively soon.”
Pokemon Go has already become a smash hit, even though it’s only been launched to five countries that includes Australia, Britain, Germany, New Zealand and of course the United States. It already beaten the top mobile apps, in terms of popularity and usage.
John Hanke’s comment bolstered the shares of Nintendo on July 15, 2016, with an amazing 10% increase, thus setting a new record in daily trading volume for an individual stock in Tokyo. It added a $17 billion market value for the company by climbing 86% in just over a week.
The next on the roll out list includes South Korea and Japan, the latter being the home country of Nintendo.