Technology: Nintendo gadget could spell the end for ‘Pokemon Go’ accidents

(From Asahi Shimbun)

“Pokemon Go” accidents could soon be on the decline with the launch of Nintendo Inc.’s new Pokemon Go Plus, a wearable device that allows users to keep their eyes fixed on the real world.

Cashing in on the craze for the “Pokemon Go” smartphone app, Nintendo will start selling the gadget in Japan on Sept. 16.

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company, which manages the Pokemon brand, said on Sept. 8 that the device, priced at 3,500 yen ($34) in Japan without tax, will be marketed in the United States and European countries almost simultaneously. Read more



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