Although the new Pokemon Go app has yet to be released officially in South Africa, a number of Durbanite technojunkies have managed to find ways in which to download it and have started collecting Pokemon whereever they go. DurbanZone journos took to the streets to hear what average Durbanites had to say about the new craze.
Twenty-one-year-old Shallcross resident, Leshav Dilraj said that even though he hasn’t tried downloading it yet, he thought it was a great idea for gaming. “I see how they are trying to revolutionize the way we game but I don’t think it will work in South Africa with our limited public WiFi and safety issues,” he said.
Techno-savv’ster, Sumith Kasserchun (30), who works in Umhlanga, expressed that he was super keen to try it and could not wait till it was officially released. “I heard a few people have got it on this side and I did try to download it but it didn’t work,” he said.
Graphic designer, Tevin Naidoo (24), who resides in Chatsworth said that he managed to download it from Telkom.”I’ve been the biggest Pokemon fan since childhood and so I had to find a way to get the app. I’ve got two Pokemon so far,” he said.
Thirty-one-year-old Nick Smith who also works in Umhlanga was keen on the challenge but not on the amount of data it consumed. “I heard about it on the radio this morning. It is interesting but it uses a lot of data,” he said.
Sipho Ndimande (28), could not care less about the new craze that has taken people by storm.”I’m not interested,” he said. “It’s too time consuming.”