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Rumours surrounding the first Pokemon games coming to Switch have been reaching fever pitch lately, and now two new web domains have been registered that suggest the leaks may have been true all along.
There’s no doubting Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm over the past fortnight. Hundreds of millions of eager trainers have given the free game a download, and all sorts of crazy stories have sprung up surrounding its success. But the big question for Nintendo, Niantic and The Pokemon Company is - how long can this last?
While the tagline might be about the player catching them all in Pokemon, it increasingly feels as if it's Nintendo, Niantic and The Pokemon Company who are playing gotta catch 'em all with hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm, and it's still yet to even launch in dozens of territories. Suffice to say, get hundreds of millions of people doing one thing, and craziness and stupidity inevitably follow. Here's the highlights of what's been a manic few weeks for  Pokemon fans.
We all dream of being the very best, the best there ever was. To catch them is our real test, to train them is our cause. But while we’ve all traveled across the land, searching far and wide for the rarest Pokemon, only one could be the champion and catch them all first. It’s a Redditor who's managed to get the elusive prize, snagging all 142 currently available Pokemon within two weeks of launch.
Sony might have one of the fastest selling consoles ever in the PS4, along with a TV division, phones, motion pictures, music and more, but in one fell swoop Nintendo has turned the tables and seen its market value soar past that of its Japanese rival. And it’s all down to a single shonky app / game - Pokemon Go.
Pokemon GO is big. Like, ridiculously huge. In fact, It’s now more talked about on the internet than Grand Theft Auto, Minecraft, Battlefield and E3 combined. It is, to put it bluntly, the most popular game in the world right now, absolutely stomping over the likes of Candy Crush Saga and Clash Royale. You can also check out our sister site Phone Debate that specialises in seeing how well your phone can play Pokemon Go.
I don’t know how they keep doing it, but it looks as if Nintendo has done it again. In a rut following the miserable sales of the Wii U, Nintendo has gone and released Pokemon Go on mobile and turned its fortunes around within a matter of days. Launching in some territories last Wednesday, it has swiftly become a global sensation. Nintendo stock is up 36.3% since last week, its biggest rise since 1983, adding $9 billion value to the company.