The Philippines happens to be one of the top fifteen countries in Asia where the game shall be made available. Some of the other regions which are lucky enough to be on the list, where the game is set to be released shortly are Brunei, Singapore, Laos, Malaysia, Fiji, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau.
The launch of the game in the Philippines was announced on the Pokémon Go Facebook page, on the 6th of August at around 9 o’clock in the morning.
In spite of this exciting news there is also some shocking news. It is this: that Pokémon Go is not on the list of release for three major Asian countries such as China, India, and Korean.
For a country like China, the reason behind such a decision is the huge mobile-gaming market. The dependence of the game on Google Maps and regulations are what posing as an obstruction, according to Niantic CEO John Hanke.
Why it wasn’t released in India is still a mystery, especially keeping in mind the growth of sales in smartphones in India, which is in the double-digits catering to the growing needs of a 1.2 billion population.
The launch has been held up in Korea because of security issues regarding Google maps in the country, as confirmed by the Niantic CEO.
In the U.S. alone the game has exceeded 100 million downloads. What do you think of the Pokémon Go craze? How many Pokémon have you caught? Leave your comments and stay tuned for more news and updates.