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Top video game companies, caught off-guard by the runaway success of “Pokemon Go,” are wrestling with how to play catch-up after the augmented reality app became a worldwide phenomenon.

Nearly a dozen executives at companies from Sony Corp. to “Angry Birds” creator Rovio said “Pokemon Go” would be a tough act to follow, and some even said a challenge would not be worth it. Gamers should not expect the quick release of a rival app anytime soon, some said.

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