Even if you don't own a Nintendo console, chances are you've heard about the massive influx of holiday traffic to the company's eShops rendering its online distribution services unusable over the last few days. Based on that, it isn't terribly surprising that it's made the decision to delay the North American launch of the Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter apps until conditions are a bit more stable.
“Nintendo and The Pokémon Company International have postponed the launch of Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter - two software applications that were originally scheduled to launch for Nintendo 3DS on Dec. 27 - due to a large volume of traffic to the Nintendo Network service,” a new online 3DS support notice reads. “Due to the high traffic, players are having trouble setting up Nintendo Network IDs and downloading content in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.”
The specific nature of and solution to the eShop problems are still under investigation, and no new release date for either of the Poké-centric downloads has been determined.