The popularity of Pokémon Go has proven unmatched. Earlier in the week we reported that Niantic’s tremendous AR hit has surpassed 100 million installs worldwide. There are tons of players happily out and about trying to catch ‘em all, but unfortunately, some regions have had to just watch from the sidelines. That’s no longer the case for Latin American fans.
Via the game’s Facebook page, the developer has revealed that gamers in Central and South America can now join in on the augmented fun! “Break out the sneakers and Poké Balls, and get ready to explore the world around you. We are excited to officially be putting Pokémon GO in the hands of our Latin American fans, visitors, and the Olympic athletes in Rio!”
The announcement also takes the opportunity to provide insight on the team’s efforts to refine the game and further expand availability. According to the team, they’ve been working hard to bring bug fixes and other “exciting new features” to Pokemon Go. For now, their man goal is the “continued roll-out of Pokémon GO to more countries around the world.”
We imagine that developments on such a massive game must be carefully executed. We wouldn’t want a worldwide panic. As for the current players, what are you doing sitting around? You’ve got Pokémon to catch!