Here's Why Pokemon GO Isn't Out In Japan

Pokemon was born in Japan. Yet, the game isn't out yet in the country. While people might be getting impatient, Niantic CEO John Hanke has explained the hold up. The servers can't yet handle the game in Japan.

[Image: The Pokemon Company]

Speaking to Forbes (via Siliconera) Hanke said, "At present, the server capacity in Japan is not powerful enough. We are working hard with our partners in Japan to enable the servers to keep up with demand once the game goes online there. We expect it to be released by the end of July."

Japanese servers for Twitter have become incredibly strong and can withstand major traffic. I wonder if Niantic is expecting a similar flood for Pokemon GO. I imagine they're expecting to get hit hard. But when?

Pokemon GO's Japanese page changed from "July 2016" to simply "2016." According to Forbes, some believe it could be until mid-September that the server infrastructure is ready for a Japanese release. If so, sit tight.


    This I can understand but haven't these guys ever heard of cloud? Seems like the perfect solution

      Cloud IS servers.

        Actually, let Lex continue. I want to hear how he thinks it works.

          A blonde hair boy with a giant sword turns up and threatens an evil corporation until the people get what they wabt and the wirld us saved.

          They make them in this factory called "Steam" and the wind carries the cloud to your location. Also, data gets corrupted when it rains or hails.

          How is data held in the cloud? It's called cloud-theory duh, science.

    Got a hand it to the Devs for putting servers and bug fixes above release dates.

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