They're out of stock once again on the official UK Nintendo Store.
Pokémon GO has taken off in a big way, but one potential sticking point with the current experience is the tendency to spend a lot of time walking while watching your phone. The Pokémon GO Plus accessory is supposed to help with that, fitting on the wrist and flashing / vibrating to notify of nearby 'mon, with the option to then use its button to try and catch them.
For those addicted to the game it's a tempting option, but unsurprisingly stock could be an issue. In the UK, Nintendo's Official Store has now confirmed that pre-orders are available once again, but delivery is now pegged as being due "by 31st August 2016", beyond the original July target. They're still limited to one per customer and cost £34.99, available to pre-order on this page.
Nintendo's UK store is also stating it has the exclusive on the extra in the country, so shopping around isn't an easy option.
Are any of you in the UK planning to grab one of these?
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That is a terrible release date...
Myself and more then likely other people, was really hoping to have this product over Summer 2016 to go exploring around.
Would like a release date since already preorder mine before
I pre-ordered mine... must-have for the collection!
Can someone in the USA order?
Any USA preorders open yet?
@Acein210 The Nintendo UK Official Store will not ship outside of the UK unfortunately.
What does it do?
Best to have more and release later than less(?) and release early like NA.
I have the (?) since I don't know the supply status of the stores that didn't do pre-orders (best buy, target, etc.) or even the supply at Nintendo NYC.
The Dutch version of the European store has it restocked too, so I'll order mine now as I expect them to be sold out pretty soon.
Edit: Oh wait, order failed in a 500 server error and now the store is so slow, it barely loads. Am I too late already!? xD
How does it take into account the quality of your throws that affect how likely you are to catch a Pokemon. I would never trust pressing a button without seeing which Pokemon it was at this point in case it was a rare one I want to use a berry and a better ball on.
@flummerfelt Amazon.com had them up a few weeks ago, and it was in and out for about a day. They still don't have a release date even if you did order one.
Are the Official GameCube controller adapters for Wii U in that shipment?
Hmm, where are the Pokemon Go rewards in My Nintendo? Being so popular right now, wouldn't it be a good time to get Go players to check out My Nintendo and Miitomo? Brand exposure? Maybe they're trying to not overstretch their servers. Maybe too early. What do I know!
Anyway, ordered on in the first wave, but still unsure.
I have one pre-order in from the first wave and now one pre-order in from the second wave.
Wonder if Walmarts will be getting any stock of the Go Plus? Around these parts, people don't usually storm the Walmarts for tech; they head straight to Best Buy and Gamestop.
@pokemasterrrrr lol k
I've got one preordered from Amazon that I'm seriously considering selling. I mean, it'd be nice to use with the game but the extra $50 I'd make flipping it would be nicer. Why on earth people are willing to pay so much for it that is beyond me. I feel like a dick taking advantage of them but that's enough to buy a full game.
Screw it, I wasn't going to, but Go has already become a huge part of my life, so I'm buying one.
I don't understand why people would buy this. You're better of just buying a large external battery if you're going to drop that kind of money, and the external battery will work for things other than just Pokemon GO.
I want one, but what's really annoying about this is that smartphones can use wearables - like the Apple Watch and Android Wear - which could easily have companion apps that allow you to capture Pokemon and collect items without using your phone. The Go Plus is very fetching and certainly appeals to the part of my soul which loves plastic tat, but we're basically being charged for something which is much less useful than a smartwatch companion app - which would be free.
@Damo I felt the same way. It would've at least made more sense to release a WatchOS/Android Wear app alongside the Go Plus for people who can't afford a wearable.
Well, I bought mine anyway. Considering my use of Pokémon GO while being reluctant to take out my phone all the time. I agree that it's kind of meh that they didn't just adopt Android Wear and Apple Watch, but "It's better than nothing" right..
Keep in mind that Nintendo's offering is not just UK, it works in at least the Dutch and probably all other EU language versions of their store. They apparently ship from their German office, where my New 3DS ambassador edition also came from.
Also, their store still only supports credit cards (VISA and MasterCard), so a lot of Europeans who'd want to order can expect a hard time. If you normally don't use a CC, try getting an €50 disposable CC as Nintendo doesn't ask for a named card anyway. You can spend the remaining €5 on Pokécoins haha.
If you want this thing at least don't buy it for a higher price on Ebay because that only makes speculators to rip off people even more.
@ThomasBW84 The Pokémon GO Plus has now become unavailable again.
@Alundra-1998 D'oh, must have sold out again, I'll double check then add an update.
@solcross if you can afford a smart watch surely you should have the disposable income for this wearable too??
@Untempered-Link It's not a complaint about not affording it, just pointing out the fact that the technology already exists for wearables on both platforms and that it would've been cool to see.
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