It has been five days since Pokémon Go became available. However, many players are finding it hard to log into the game. In order the address the issue, the Pokémon Company and Niantic are now working hard to set up many servers across the globe. For now, the game's international rollout has been paused.
A report from Business Insider says Pokemon Go international rollout to countries like Netherlands and the United Kingdom has been paused for a while. Niantic CEO John Hanke assures players that the game will become available in different countries once "it's comfortable."
For players in the United States, the game is now available. However, there are reports that some players are unable to log into the game, while some have trouble when catching Pokemon. For Canadian players, GameSpot said Niantic put the game on hold as developers are trying to fix server issues.
"To ensure all Trainers can experience #PokemonGo, we continue to add new resources to accommodate everyone. Thank you for your patience," Pokemon Go's official Twitter account wrote.
For countries outside the western region, developers said Pokémon Go's rollout will continue in "new countries soon."
To check the status of Pokémon Go servers, there's a community-based website that provides information if the game's servers are running, or crashing and burning. The site also shows the different server locations.
It is also advisable that users should close the app and then restart their phone. If it does not fix the problem, users are encouraged visit the official "Known Issues" thread on the Pokémon Go website.
Considering that the game has been tested in different countries around the world, many gaming analysts say developers should have anticipated the problems. However, downloads for the game are extremely high that servers can't handle huge amount of users.
In fact, Pokémon Go is now taking over popular mobile games like Mobile Strike, Game of War, Clash Royale and Candy Crush Saga in terms of downloads. It is now one of the top grossing apps in the US App Store, as per report from IGN.
As a result of the game's success, developers have been experiencing some technical issues.
Pokémon Go was initially released in the United States and Australia in July 6, 2016. Interestingly, Nintendo's stock price rose by nearly 10 percent on the game's launching. Industry experts say the augmented reality game would be a major win for the company this year.