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'Pokemon Go' co-developer talks of rocking an industry

Blockbuster app is also helping to boost sales of console games

Tsunekazu Ishihara, president of "Pokemon Go" co-developer Pokemon Co.

TOKYO -- Since "Pokemon Go" was first released in the U.S. in July, the smartphone app has been downloaded more than 600 million times around the world. The game has become a global phenomenon, and its enormous popularity is lifting the sluggish game industry as a whole.

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