Apparently, Nintendo plans to expand and diversify the use of Gyms and PokeStops beyond the existing hotspots around monuments and other landmarks wherein Pokemon trainers can pickup special in-game items, power-ups and battle against rival players' Pokemons. He also declared that the gaming servers are being revamped to facilitate the upcoming load. This combination of the 20-year-old Pokémon franchise with modern day Virtual Reality simulation has proved to be extremely successful.
After the game's initial launch in Australia, New Zealand and the US on July 6, global launch was halted due to overwhelming demand.
A handheld Pokemon experience will be a lot more polished and filled with quality content. If Nintendo continues to release good Pokemon games on mobiles, it may be that the people will buy Nintendo handhelds and consoles and ultimately it could benefit Nintendo's entire business.
Developer Of Nintendo's Pokemon GO Aiming For Rollout To 200 Markets Soon
This news further hiked Nintendo's shares on Friday as it rose 10 percent more. It shattered the record of highest individual stock trading volume ever on the Tokyo share market. The market value of the company has increased by a whopping 17 billion United States dollars. One issue, however, is that, as Reuters mentions, Google's mapping functions are limited in that region as a result of security considerations with North Korea.
On the other hand, it's worth noting that this "piracy" crackdown is only targeted at the Android version, as the iOS flavor of Pokemon Go can only be downloaded exclusively from the store in locations where Nintendo has already launched the game.
He declined to go into a detailed timeframe for further rollouts but noted that the company's first location-based augmented reality game Ingress had taken a month or two to reach that number of markets.