Monday, July 18, 2016

Pokemon Go craze hits Nigeria

The new smartphone game “Pokemon Go” by Nintendo, which has had tongues wagging all over the world has hit Nigeria’s capital, Lagos by storm.

The new game which is not officially available in Africa but is said to be only available in very few countries like United States, Australia, Japan and New Zealand, has found its way to the West African country.

It is unclear at this stage how users where able to download the app, however, they’ve succesfully bypassed the ‘legal’ way of getting the game and are taking full advantage.

People are going crazy over Pokémon Go, which allows players to join one of three global teams, search for Pokémon monsters using real world elements and battle for territory using GPS.

Nintendo’s shares hit a six year high after the launch of the game. The Japanese game company’s stock climbed 86 per cent since last Thursday on the back of game’s popularity.

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