One of the biggest issues with Pokemon is the servers, as so many people are playing the game it’s causing them to crash constantly. Though players are adapting, it is still frustrating to both player and developer. Furthermore, the server issues is causing the game to be released slowly all over the world, with many major countries not having the game available yet.
The biggest one arguably is Japan, which has a population which will no doubt take full advantage of Pokemon GO. In an interview with Forbes, Niantic CEO John Hanke says:
“At present, the server capacity is Japan is not powerful enough,” Hanke said. “We are working hard with our partners in Japan to enable the servers to keep up with the demand once the game goes online there. We expect it to be released by the end of July.”
He also notes that Korea and China are a little problematic too:
“Google’s map information system in Korea is limited due to security concerns over North Korea,” Hanke explained. “In China, however, it is technically possible, but difficult to introduce due to the many hurdles, or should I say, regulations, we’d have to clear to get it to users.”
I sure hope that Niantic can get the server issues fixed pretty soon – It seems like they underestimated how popular the game would be. I have a lot of fun playing the game, but it's always disappointing when the servers crap out of me in the middle of playing it.
I haven't been able to hop on the Pokemon GO hype train yet simply because the servers are crappy, I haven't managed to get on and when I do my GPS doesn't work. It's annoying.
I've had the servers just go down right as I'm trying to catch a Pokemon – There's nothing more annoying that, it's infuriating. It's a shame to, because they game is fun and unique, but overall mismanagement of the game brings the entire experience down.
They really should push it as fast as possible because their game is so hot right now and they should strike while it is very popular. I'm sure it will sell even better in Japan when it finally launches.
Everyone is talking about the crappy servers. What is being done to remedy that? I've also had the server let me down just as I was about to catch a pokemon. Sooo frustrating. True they should try and get this all sorted now while everyone is still excited about the game.
Well I do not want to make any generalizations or anything, but I am guessing that this is rather large market for the game, so I really hope that they are fixing it (or have fixed it….I am sure I am late here). That would really be frustrating to have to deal with as a customer, but I am sure that the work has been done.