EE 4G Had 350000 Pokemon Go Players Before Official UK Launch

The app, which was first launched in Australia and New Zealand before overtaking Tinder in the USA in popularity, has now appeared on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

The news was confirmed by the official Pokemon Go Twitter account. Niantic, the developer behind the game, was quick to explain that this was nothing more than a bug, and that the app only ever had access to basic information, such as a player's name and email address.

Although the game is free to download on all platforms, there are in-app purchases available. Nintendo stock has risen 50% since the game's launch even if the direct financial benefits are unclear.

Pokemon Go is developed by Niantic Inc and Nintendo Co, Ltd. The game uses GPS and camera system on electronic devices that is used by the gamer.

The much-anticipated launch has been accompanied by a string of safety concerns because of the exploration nature of the game and how that could be exploited by criminals. The firm wants to make it available worldwide in shortest possible time, but this takes more effort than initially predicted, mostly because of the huge number of users. Tell us about your Pokemon GO discoveries and best catches!

"If Pokemon Go's initial public reception is anything to go by, its ability to draw players from multiple generations and varied gaming backgrounds together is a game worthy of attention", said Miguel Concepcion.

However, if you ignore the choice and walk away from the Pokemon, you'll get the chance to catch Pikachu instead. These locales will be sure to draw in players looking for the game's Pokestops, Pokeballs and gyms.

Popular sightseeing locations, such as New York's Central Park, as well as more obscure ones, including an Australian suburb, have been bustling with crowds of players looking for rarer and elusive Pokemon.

In other news, the game's in-app T&Cs include a section on licenses, which include a list of open source software and third party libraries that went into the making of the game, Business Insider reported.

Ross Penstone-Smith, who is policy adviser at ABI said: "Playing Pokemon Go shouldn't mean letting go of your senses".