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Japan to Welcome 'Pokemon GO'; First Asia Release with McDonald's as Gyms! India's Next?


Japan will be the first country in Asia to spread "Pokemon GO" madness and it might be heading to India soon.

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Fast food chain McDonald's will be the first launch partner for "Pokemon GO". It is reported that there are more than 3,000 McDonald's restaurants in Japan that will become gyms. Regardless the business and figures behind the sponsorship, Pokemon collectors are taking the news with joy.

"Pokemon Go" Japan will mark the arrival of Pikachu to its homeland - the country that created Pokemon. It's said that McDonald's shares jump significantly, more than 20 percent since Happy Meals diners can get Pokemon figurines such as Pikachu, Bloomberg reported.

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"Pokemon GO" is already available in more than 30 countries in US, Europe and Canada. The game that has taken down Twitter and Tinder popularities was supposed to launch in Japan on Wednesday, Reuters reported. However, Niantic spokesperson confirmed the delay due to 'worry about the hype'. Albeit the uncertainty, this could hint on its release in other Asian countries soon, such as in India - as people are eagerly, yet patiently waiting for "Pokemon GO" official launch.

What takes "Pokemon GO" so long to arrive in your country?

"Pokemon GO" cheats and the game itself are everywhere; and it would be disappointing to be the person who waits for its official release instead of doing stunts like the others. Reached out for comment, Niantic CEO John Hanke said that he did not expect the game to be this huge that the servers have to go down due to failure in handling the loads. Hence, Pokemon GO launch in other countries is delayed until the developer feels comfortable, NDTV reported.

However, credible sources are confident that "Pokemon GO" release date in Asian countries should happen this week and next week.

Are you excited to play "Pokemon GO" in your country? 

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