More disappointment for Japanese waiting for 'Pokemon Go'

AP , Wednesday 20 Jul 2016

File Photo: shows costumed performers as Pikachu, the popular animation Pokemon series character, performing at the Yokohama Dance Parade in Yokohama (Photo: AFP)

It was another day of disappointment in Japan for fans eagerly awaiting the launch of "Pokemon Go."

Tech media reports that it would finally be released Wednesday turned out to be wrong.

That left gamers in Tokyo still pining to start catching Pokemon in their neighborhoods, two weeks after the launch of the augmented reality game in the United States and a couple of other countries.

Sixteen-year-old Souta Horime expressed impatience, and 11th-grader Mayo Uesugi said he doesn't want to miss the wave.

"Pokemon Go" is available in more than 20 countries, mostly in Europe and North America. It's not clear why it has yet to debut in most of Asia.

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