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Nintendo’s tremendously successful Pokémon Go is expanding in more countries across Europe. In addition to releasing on the App Store in Germany and the United Kingdom a few days ago, the augmented-reality game which requires people to go out hunting for pokémon is now available for download in Italy, Spain and Portugal.

The game is available on a freemium basis, with optional In-App Purchases ranging from 99 cents to as much as $99. According to a Sensor Tower survey, players in the United States are spending approximately $1.6 million per day on in-app transactions within the iOS edition of the game alone.

In terms of daily active users, Pokémon Go is the biggest mobile game in US history and this past weekend has managed to surpass Twitter by the same metric.

“When you look at the way it’s becoming a social phenomenon in the U.S., the rally is understandable even though it’s not clear yet how much it will boost profits,” analyst Toshiyuki Kanayama told Reuters.

As of today, you can download Pokémon Go in the following countries:

Developer Niantic Labs, which created the game in co-operation with Nintendo and Pokémon Company, is planning on gradually bringing it to a total of 200 markets as Pokémon Go continues to top App Store charts in the countries where it’s currently available.

Unfortunately, the game’s augmented-reality concept has claimed its victims, and we’re not referring to sore feet and light injuries caused by Pokémon hunters slamming into street signs or falling off their skateboard.

In San Diego’s North County, two men fell off a 75ft cliff Wednesday while playing the game, the Encinitas Fire Department confirmed. Remarkably, neither men has suffered serious injuries. And in New York state, a driver ran his car off the road and into a tree last night as a result of playing the game.

Pokémon Go has received two updates following its July 6 debut on iOS and Android.

The first update squashed a bunch of bugs and fixed an annoying problem with the game requiring full Google Account access, while the second update contains fixes for Pokémon Trainer Club login.

  • Scott Curry

    Yay. Let’s thin out the herd by getting more idiots to walk off of cliffs and into traffic because they’re too occupied but a VIDEO GAME.

    (But at least we’re finding more dead bodies…Mr. Hoffa?)

    • n0ahcruz3

      It’s actually a fun game and engaging, not all players are idiots that go out at night breaking into private properties or driving off cliffs. Better than sitting in the house all day playing video games.

      • Scott Curry

        “…not all players are idiots…”

        That’s my point. This will help get RID of the ones that are. 😉

    • YaBoyLilMayo

      That was only one person and it wasn’t a cliff it was a tiny hill hence why they survived. Either way it’s not the games fault it’s 100% their fault stop hating

      • Scott Curry

        I beg to diff with “That was only one person…” You may want to have your facts straight before trying to correct someone.


      • YaBoyLilMayo

        I didn’t mean one person I meant one incident u made it seem as if it was some multiple occurring phenomenon which it wasn’t it happened once to two people and won’t ever happen again stop exaggerating bro

      • Scott Curry

        It’s a couple of examples of the MANY incidents that have occurred, so there’s no exaggeration at all ‘bro’

  • Tobias

    Sweden to

  • Oh that’s why the game is down right now. Europe just started playing. Servers are fried 😛

  • rockdude094

    why is Canada not supported yet? We don’t live in igloos contrary to popular belief

  • Anonymous

    Poland also now.

  • Wilber Alexander Flores

    And Canada is still not available and we’re right above the USA that’s cool. I’ll keep my American account version till then. Douches

  • Wesh

    Belgium too.
    Crashes after the Niantic opening screen though 🙁
    Just me? Solution suggestions?

    • Donovan

      If you are jailbroken, download pokepatch. I don’t remember the repo, but it was something with “RyleyAngus”

  • Abhinav Chaudhary

    Never installing or playing this game.
    The idiots are taking over.