Why the Pokemon-McDonald's deal in Japan could be big
- Author: Joe Gonzales Jul 27, 2016,
Jul 27, 2016, 0:16
So if Nintendo places rare Pokemon characters in areas where they see players aren't going, and nobody attempts to capture the creatures, it can be deduced that the location has restricted access and could be a military zone. Whether or not their fears were justified remains to be seen, the game seems to be running as well as it did before the launch. Now, the company behind the latest craze is in government cross hairs again, but this time, the questions are about the amount of data being used, rather than what those packets contain. The Pokémon Go Twitter account echoed the announcement with a post which reads: "Trainers in Japan, thank you for being patient". The expectation for "Pokemon Go" is that "Pokemon Go" in that sense can become an advertising platform. Amidst these reports, Japan's National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity released a a nine tip flier warning players of potential pitfalls which include weather warning, where they walk and to look out for scams.
This allows the players to use a public phone in case their smartphone runs out of battery after playing the game. Today, the fast food chain announced it would offer all of its 2,900 stores in Japan as playgrounds for the game. The game developer has yet to reveal which regions will launch the game next, but Niantic already stated that a Chinese release could be "tricky", so a delayed arrival in the country is expected.
The servers have slowly been coming back online for many players, although Niantic is yet to provide an official update.
Mcdonald's Holdings Co Japan participated in the launch.
"Well I suppose using the smartphone while walking is risky, and small kids could be taken away by suspicious people, but I think it's alright as long as each individual stays careful", said Mori, a Pokemon fan since he was 6-years old.
Nintendo has invested in Niantic and owns about one-third of the Pokemon Company. A student at Osaka's Kindai University reportedly fell down the stairs while playing Pokemon Go and was taking to hospital, said users on social media. According to John Hankes, CEO of Niantic Labs, the reason for the delay in launch was because of a lack of certainty as to whether the servers would be able to support the high demand.