On Wednesday, Pokémon Go became Nintendo’s first mobile Pokémon game in the U.S., and people have already lost their damn minds. No church or police station was left unoccupied; some guy caught a Pidgey while his wife gave birth; shares of Nintendo stock just jumped ten percent. Madness. The game is already at the top of Apple’s charts right now. Granted, it’s free to download (with in-app purchases), but it’s also currently number one in Apple’s list of Top Grossing apps, thanks to those in-app purchases. People are obsessed with this game.
Twitter has been busy making jokes and observations about the game (many of them coming from Australia and New Zealand, where the game launched early). Some were quick to grouse about Australia and New Zealand getting the game first:
Others were too busy being enthusiast to care about geography:
Plenty of jokes were made about the servers being overloaded: