Unless you have been living under a rock for the last couple of weeks, you’ve undoubtedly heard about Pokemon Go, the mobile title that millions of people around the world are playing… unless they have a Windows phone that is.
Understandably, Windows Phone users are feeling left out from the party. While their iOS and Android friends are feverishly searching their local parks and landmarks for these cute little critters, some Windows Phone users decided to start a change.org petition to ask the game’s creator, Niantic, to bring the title to the Windows store.
The petition goes on to provide reasons for Niantic to bring their smash-hit to the Windows platform:
Windows 10 has been installed on over 81 million devices since it’s release on July 29th, 2015. It is the most rapidly growing operating system in the world.
Through Windows 10, Microsoft has created numerous means for apps and games to be shared across a variety of platforms: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop and Wearables.
The Window 10 store includes carrier billing for apps and in-app purchases via 100 carriers across 57 markets, to reach 3 billion customers.
Windows Phone 8 is the third most popular mobile operating system in the world. Additionally, Windows Phone holds the position of the second most popular operating system in numerous markets. With the release of Windows 10 Mobile by the end of 2015, Windows global popularity is certain to increase even more.
With the above stated, the community composed of millions of loyal fans and users of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile humbly request Pokémon GO creators, Niantic, Inc., The Pokémon Company, and Nintendo Co., Ltd., to release Pokémon GO on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile alongside their Android and iOS counterparts.
Thank you, Pokémon GO for Windows.
While this petition was originally started 10 months ago, it’s only since Pokemon Go’s launch that the interest in the petition has exploded, hitting an impressive milestone of 75,000 signatures today. While it’s unlikely we will see Pokemon Go on Windows anytime soon, even if Niantic has a sudden change of mind, it’s still nice to see so many Window Mobile users who are passionate about their choice of mobile OS.
If you’re interested in signing the petition, head on over to change.org and add your name to the growing list.