Uh-oh, Nintendo. The Pokémon Go Plus accessory — a wristband that will alert you to the presence of the little pesky creatures, among other things — will be out two months later than originally announced, the company said in a tweet.
While Nintendo pointed out that the original launch was planned for the “end of July,” it did not specify what time in September the device will be launched.
This is probably why Nintendo recently made clear that the financial impact of Pokémon Go’s stellar success will be limited: It doesn’t make the game, it only partially owns the intellectual property rights for the Pokémon franchise, and the only real Pokémon Go-related product it’s making will come significantly later than expected. Nintendo’s stock price plummeted after Monday’s announcement. And it’s stayed at roughly the same value since then.
Pokémon Go has been dominating the top apps charts since its release in early July, but interest in the game has slightly waned from the first (admittedly crazy) couple of days. The ideal time for the launch of Pokémon Go Plus would have been three weeks ago. Nintendo now has no choice but to hope a September launch doesn’t prove to be too late.
Pokémon Go Plus is a bracelet that connects with your phone via Bluetooth and alerts you to nearby Pokémon and PokéStops, hopefully saving your phone’s battery. Even better, if you’ve caught a Pokémon before, you’ll be able to catch it again by simply pressing the button on the bracelet instead of throwing a virtual Pokéball at it on your phone every time.
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