Pokémon fans residing outside of US, Austalia, and New Zealand may have to wait a little longer for a global rollout.
Due to the incredible number of #PokemonGO downloads, some Trainers may experience sign-up difficulties. Don’t worry, our team is on it!
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 7, 2016
In an interview with John Hanke, the boss of Niantic, he confirmed that they have decided to hit the pause button on a worldwide release due to overwhelming response to the new augmented reality game, Pokémon Go and their servers are experiencing crashes.
Thank you for your patience. We have been working to fix the server issues. We will continue rolling out #PokemonGO to new countries soon.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 8, 2016
Pokémon Go was initially released in Australia and New Zealand, followed by North America earlier this week. “We thought the game would be popular but it obviously struck a nerve,” says John Hanke. There are no further details on when the game will be released in other countries except that they are working on it and will continue with the release soon.