Okay, now for the east.
The wait is finally over, UK Pokemon GO fans. The official Pokemon GO Twitter account has just sent out a tweet, announcing the app’s official release in the UK for both the Apple iOS App Store and the Google Play store for Android.
UK Trainers, the wait is over. #PokemonGO is now officially available to be installed from Google Play or iTunes.
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) July 14, 2016
This means that the only places that have the game right now are the US, New Zealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom. There’s still no word on when the game will hit other major regions, most notably Asia. Perhaps now that the app is finally available in most of the major western regions, Niantic will start focusing its attention on releasing it in the Asian region. It’s also worth noting that even Japan, the homeland of Pokemon, doesn’t have access to the game yet.
In other Pokemon GO news, it’s been suggested that McDonald’s could end up being the game’s first sponsored PokeStop, where players will be able to collect free items and set up Lure Modules to attract new Pokemon to their location. Niantic hasn’t actually announced any partnerships with retailers just yet, but we’ll keep you updated.