‘Pokemon Go’ Latest News & Update: Niantic PokeStop Coverage Not Enough To Push App To The Top

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Dec 14, 2016 09:17 AM EST

The updates continue to roll from Niantic for “Pokemon Go” though one has to wonder when the efforts will pay off. Apparently, the app has been erratic as far as staying on top, something attributed to different factors.

Game play is one though Niantic has added the necessary stuff related to “Pokemon Go”. That includes gym battles, daily bonuses, and egg hatching but somehow gamers may be looking for more.

“Pokemon Go” gen 2 could add some more to the mix with Pokemon trading and improved Pokemon Gym battles. Could there be more to the mix? Such is a given in the world of gaming with developers needing to find ways to keep their IPs interesting.

“Pokemon Go” has not been spared from bugs and game performance issues though much has been better over the previous months. As far as coverage is concerned, Niantic seems to be aggressively addressing that as well.

As mentioned in a previous post, the collaboration with Starbucks should help though this has happened as well with previous partnerships. That includes ones involving Boost Mobile, RadioShack, and Sprint.

The initiative includes turning outlets into PokeStops and Poke Gyms though covering particular regions. Like in the case of Sprint, 10,500 stores have been transformed into “Pokemon Go” points which should offer players lots of things to do, Neurogadget reported.

The thing here is that coverage for “Pokemon Go” has been addressed properly. So what could be hindering the augmented reality game’s rise to the top of the App Stores? Gameplay is seen as one and Niantic has been working on it. For now, the good news is that “Pokemon Go” players have access to over 10,000 PokeStops and Gyms.

The only thing that remains is getting gamers to download, activate and play the app – something that is attributed to varying factors capped by player interest for "Pokemon Go".

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