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Nintendo surges to hit six-year high, Pokemon GO hits UK market

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The impact of players who have sideloaded the game, in addition to those in countries where Pokemon Go is available, is that the game has been unplayable for a vast number of people due to its servers unable to deal with the load. Be careful when installing APK packages on Android directly, though; bypassing Google's Play store can be risky and the file could be infested with malware. Niantic's location-based augmented reality mobile game has created a worldwide sensation since its rollout on 6 July, despite the fact that it is not available in most countries.

The latest Pokemon Go App 1.0.2 update fixes an issue with Pokemon Trainer Club login.

However, for the game to work users will also need to install a virtual private network on their phones to bypass censorship and have a Google account, as well as a GPS simulator, as the global positioning system has strong restrictions in China.

City Spirit Go was launched four months ago, few weeks after Japanese video game company Nintendo released a provisional version of Pokemon Go only in Japan, which was later launched officially on Wednesday with limited availability in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Germany.

The Pokemon Go app has been downloaded 7.5 million times in the United States as of earlier this week. When will the nifty Pokemon GO peripheral arrive in your region?

The augmented reality mobile game Pokémon Go by Nintendo on a smartphone screen. It is a free download and you can get hunting for Pokemon, Poke Balls, Poke Stops and Gyms in your area immediately. Sprint is making their stores PokeStops offering lures and other incentives.

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