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Pokémon GO Debuts In Japan To Remarkable Success

How 'Pokemon Go' went from prank to phenomenon Pokémon GO Debuts In Japan To Remarkable Success
Garry Little | 25 July, 2016, 05:27

Hunting for Bulbasaur, Charmander and Pikachu - all characters in the augmented reality game Pokemon Go, which has lately become a global sensation just might turn into a full-time legitimate profession for some!

By now, news of Pokemon Go players falling off cliffs, getting robbed, and crashing into police cars has reached the other side of the world, and Japan knows its own citizens are not immune to these kinds of mishaps.

Players began tweeting as soon as it was available Friday morning, and the Pokemon Co. and the developer of the augmented reality game, USA -based Niantic Inc., confirmed its launch. "We hope players enjoy the game while paying attention to public manners and safety", said Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) on Friday. Nintendo said in a statement that there are no plans to update its earnings forecasts, because any income from the game would be from a subsidiary and that projected sales from an accompanying gadget called Pokemon Go Plus are already included in the outlook.

Pokemon Go notoriously eats away at your battery life, so the NISC informs players that they should carry a spare or a charger in case of an emergency.

In Japan, where there's no shortage of rules and regulations aimed at keeping people safe and informed, the government was ready with fresh warnings.

The government warns there are possibilities that there are apps that contain viruses, and urges users to download the game's app from legitimate distribution channels.

According to the Associated Press (via The Telegraph), Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday that the government is enforcing the guidelines upon players. Its stock has climbed 23 per cent since Pokemon Go launched. China, which has limited access to Google's Play Store, was third while South Korea was fourth. "Pokemon is a attractive franchise which originated in Japan".

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