Nintendo affiliate Pokemon Co. has announced that the Pokemon Go Plus wearable game accessory will not hit the market until September.
The accessory to the “Pokemon Go” smartphone game was originally slated for release at the end of this month. The debut is reportedly being postponed because an update to “Pokemon Go” has been delayed and time is required to upgrade the device’s communications accuracy.
Pokemon Go Plus is a wearable device that can be strapped on a user’s wrist or mounted on a breast pocket. It connects to “Pokemon Go” and vibrates or flashes when a Pokemon creature is nearby. It also allows users to capture creatures without looking at their smartphone screen.
“Pokemon Go” was developed jointly by Tokyo-based Pokemon Co. and U.S. company Niantic, which is distributing and managing the game. Pokemon Go Plus was developed and will be sold by Nintendo. It will cost 3,500 yen ($33).
The popular game has become a social phenomenon since being released in the U.S. and Australia July 6. It has been the most downloaded app in Japan since its release on July 22.
Source and image: Nikkei