Pokemon Go just arrived in France and it's really a success. Every media talk about it. You can see Pokemon hunter every where : in parks , in the street, at work ....
It's the same thing in your country ?
There is also a Pokemon Go hype in Germany, but I don't like it. I don't allow my kids to play it, because it is dangerous to walk outside and constantly look at the mobile phone instead of the street. People turn into "smombies". There were already many incidents, when people playing Pokemon Go were mugged off their smart phones or hit by cars. In the town where I live a guy suddenly jumped out of a car (leaving it open), ran around erratically and eventually disappeared into the woods. When he didn't come back even after two hours (car still open), a woman called the police. Turns out the guy played Pokemon Go. Some companies even allow their employees to play Pokemon Go at work, while others strictly forbid it.. This whole thing is just crazy.
My kids are allowed to play a lot of computer games, but not Pokemon Go. They are slim and sportive and prefer to play soccer, when they go outside. When you go out, looking for Pokemon, you just stare at the screen of your mobile phone instead of enjoying the scenery. I don't think this game can fight obesity, because it doesn't help to establish good and healty habits. Once you found all the Pokemon, there is no reason to continue running around like crazy.
In this case Pokemons will overpopulate Europe :)
I live in Spain and here it's the same: People of all ages searching for Pokemons
But I think it's good to fight obesity XD There are a lot of people walking and runningin order to hunt Pokemons. I think it is not a bad issue.
Mi prediction: When winter will come, Pokemon will lose a lot of followers
Well. I don't play with it, but we have to get used to the technology which is behind this game. AR is coming and this is the first widely used program which shows its benefits and drawbacks. The biggest drawback of this 'form of AR technology is that its users don't perceive the surround properly and this could lead to accidents. Apart from this, there are legal issues too. Who owns the virtual layer of the real world? I mean, it seems that nowaday anyone could place a virtual sign or other kind of object on a map without asking consent from the place owner. As for the Pokemon Go staff, they should have been more careful and prudent.
I hope that developers and legislators will learn from these issues.