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The insane crush on Pokémon Go servers was 10 times as bad as the 'worst case scenario' (GOOGL, GOOG)

It didn't take long after its early July launch for Pok émon Go to become a phenomenon — and even less time after that for players to totally overload the game's servers, causing the game's developer Niantic Labs to pause international rollout. A chart shared on Thursday by Google, which hosts Pok émon Go and its servers from its Google Cloud Platform supercomputing service, shows just how badly Niantic was caught unaware by the mad rush: That's right: Pok émon Go got 50 times more traffic than Niantic expected, and 10 times more than their absolute worst case estimate.
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