Pokemon GO for Windows Phone: How Users Are Reacting
Jul 12 2016 by Francis Osborne
Pokemon Go is a massive success for Nintendo: its stock is up nearly 50% since the release of Pokemon Go last week (including a 36% jump yesterday).
As of one week, five million installs have been recorded on just the Android platform, which catapulted it into the fastest mobile game ever in terms of taking the number one revenue spot - in other words, people are actually spending money on the microtransactions, which is good news for Niantic.
In addition, players all over the United States are running around like a bunch of insane people avid explorers looking for Pokemon.
Some Windows Phone users are really sad seeing all their friends get excited about Pokémon Go while the Windows app is nowhere to be seen.
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Unfortunately, it's only available on Android and iOS, and we're not exactly confident that it will ever show up on Windows 10. About 35,000 people have already signed a petition to bring Pokémon Go to our favorite platform.
The game was created by Niantic, spun off from Google past year, and Pokemon Company. Ltd. It uses the GPS mapping and camera systems on players' devices.