With its international rollout under way, Pokemon Go has reached 50 million downloads on Google Play this weekend. According to app firm Sensor Tower, it is the fastest game to exceed 50 million installs and is currently still the top free Android app. Also, while server issues and other bugs have died down, Nintendo is seemingly delaying the Pokemon Go Plus wearable accessory until September…

The app is now available for those in Europe and beginning to roll out to Asia, with Sensor Tower reporting that the game has only launched in 32 of the more than 100 markets where the iOS App Store and Google Play operates. Currently at 75 million installs on both platforms in less than a month, Pokemon Go still has enomrous growth potential.

At Comic-Con, Niantic announced that Pokemon Go would get a number of new features in the future. Treating the game as a platform, it is still far from completion. Pokemon from other generations will eventually be added, as well as a much requested trading feature. Also in the works is the ability to customize and change the functionality of Pokestops.

With excitement for the game at an all time high, Nintendo has also announced the Pokemon Go Plus wearable accessory will be delayed from the end of this month to September. The Plus will alert users to nearby Pokemon without opening the app, and it will even have the ability to catch Pokemon with a simple click and without having to throw Pokeballs. After a while playing Pokemon Go for a while myself, I think it will be a great addition.

Stores like Amazon and Gamestop have updated their listings, with the accessory still being priced at $35.

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