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Back in July 2016, when Pokémon Go was released, everyone was hyped about it. Unfortunately, two months after the release of the Pokémon Go, we can clearly say that a good amount of players got bored and have left the game.

We remind you that the game was supposed to be launched along with the Pokémon Go Plus, a wearable device that notifies you if there is any Pokémon around and it also allows you to catch him. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, because the company has decided to release it a bit later.

We’re pretty sure that if the Pokémon Go Plus would have been released at the same time with the game, many stores would have run out of stuck in just a few hours. However, even now a good amount of players have left the game and the ones who are still playing it have lost their enthusiasm, there will be not many persons who will want to purchase this wearable device.

Don’t get us wrong, the price is not that high, but we’re not very sure who will want to spend $35 for a device that only functions with a game. After all, the Pokémon Go Plus is a device that’s using the Bluetooth sensor and it just vibrates when a Pokémon or a PokeStop is around.

While Nintendo has already apologized to customers who’ve pre-ordered the Pokémon Go Plus (promising that they will get a discount on future purchases), we’re pretty sure that a good amount of them have decided to ask for their money back. The Pokémon Go Plus is expected to be released on September 16, 2016 and it will be sold for $35.

Are you playing Pokémon Go? Will you spend $35 on the Pokémon Go Plus or will you rather save money and purchase other games?

11 COMMENTS

  1. Waiting for it (and now the Apple Watch app) to come out so it can be reverse-engineered into a Pebble app.

  2. What with the delay, the drop in player numbers and the announcement that the same and more will be possible with the iWatch, I would expect thousands of these to be available on ebay pretty soon

  3. Who even plays Pokémon GO anymore? The hype is sort of gone. They should have released the game earlier in the summer, not a month before class started.
    I know, I know, it may not have been ready in May/June, but maybe it was.
    I’m just saying, they could’ve made so much more money than they did. (during the peak of PokeGo, they were making over $1M a day)

  4. Trying to grasp what this does for you. Don’t you already get all this information on the display of the App?

    And if you keep the app running and not visible it just churns your battery, so you probably wouldn’t want that going all the time. Is that the market?

  5. Their response: “It’s an alternative for those who can’t afford a smart watch.”

    Reality: They could do both, but only doing one means they can sell you a $35 piece of hardware.

  6. Even if they had a smart watch app, I’d still probably would buy the hardware as an accessory.

  7. Eh, it really doesn’t need to be an app, just a push notification.

    The market for smart watches is probably much much smaller than people who will happily buy this, regardless of functionality.

  8. I could see this doing pretty well if it comes bundled with some ingame currency or something. Otherwise I think people will balk a bit at the price.

    But what do I know I’m an old man

  9. Pre-orders sold out very quickly from both Amazon and GameStop and it is now selling for anywhere between $150 and $250 on eBay.

  10. I would hope they’re ramping up manufacturing massively in the wake of this success – to the point that resellers can’t corner the market.

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