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There’s no denying that Pokémon GO has been wildly popular. Even in the face of constant server struggle, players are flocking to the game by tens of thousands. Having been released in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States so far, Pokémon Trainers around the world are on the hunt to complete their collections and take down gyms. It is this massive surge of popularity that has caused Niantic to make the difficult decision to halt the global rollout of Pokémon GO. Addressed in this tweet below, Niantic has stopped the expansion to new countries until they can get the server situation figured out.

Pokémon GO is available now in select countries. Want to hear our thoughts? Check out our first impressions and our  in-depth preview of Pokémon GO.

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As a lover of gaming and the written word, Jaxson currently fills his time not only with playing games, but also writing about them. Ready for anything, Jaxson’s passion for puzzle games, JRPGs, tough platformers, and whimsical indies helps him bring a well-rounded opinion to Nintendo Wire’s reporting.