Pokemon Go pips Twitter, Facebook in terms of daily users

Pokemon Go is set to be released in the UK very soon

Mr Ng, who said he has been certified as a "Pokemon Professor" specialising in organising video games by The Pokemon Company - the firm that manages the Pokemon franchise - has been a fan for 16 years.

It has only been a few days since "Pokemon Go" has officially been out but the first update for the game is now out on iOS. Of the apps analyzed, Pokémon Go was used on an average of 33 minutes and 25 seconds, more than Facebook (22 minutes and 8 seconds), Snapchat (18 minutes and 7 seconds) or Twitter (17 minutes and 56 seconds).

These unofficial apps have been offering cheats, tips and even songs from the hit game.

In a recent interview, John Hanke, CEO of Niantic has already expressed that the augmented-reality game, Pokemon Go is heading over to augmented reality devices such as Microsoft HoloLens and Google Glass. Reddit users have formed a thread titled "Pokemon Go Release Status - Asia" to help track "Pokemon Go" release and availability in Asia.

Pokemon GO has now been released in the UK
Pokemon GO has now been released in the UK

The app, created by mobile game developer Niantic for Nintendo Co Ltd, is upending the world of gaming, getting players off the couch and walking outside to play.

For the new game, Nintendo has partnered with US-based developer Niantic and the Pokemon Company, which owns the rights to the characters.

"When it works, Pokemon Go feels like a natural evolution for the series, very much a product of the times without making the mainline series obsolete". The rollout is continuing worldwide as a number of European countries should have access to the game soon. I predict the continued growth of augmented reality games that bring together the real world and the game world through ubiquitous technologies.

On Tuesday, Senator Al Franken of Minnesota sent a letter to Niantic Inc, the company responsible for Pokémon Go, issuing a list of requests regarding information on the wildly popular app's rather dubious privacy settings.

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