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‘Pokemon X’ and ‘Pokemon Y’ publisher explains ‘Pokemon Bank’ release date delay

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Nintendo provided an official statement regarding the release date delay of the “Pokemon Bank” and “Poke Transporter” applications for the recently-released Nintendo 3DS video games, “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y.” According to a report from Joystiq on Dec. 27, the publisher blamed the ongoing server issues on the Nintendo Network service for the postponement.

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The online services for both the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U platforms went down during the holidays as a result of “high traffic.” As a result, the company decided to delay the release of “Pokemon Bank” and “Poke Transporter” until they are sure that the applications can meet their expectations of “utmost quality.” You can take a look at some screens of “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y” in the slideshow to the left of this article as well as the official statement below (courtesy of Joystiq):

As you may know, we are currently experiencing a large volume of traffic on the Nintendo Network service. Due to the high traffic, we are postponing the launch of Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter until further notice. As a Nintendo standard, we strive for the utmost quality before launching any of our applications. We truly regret the inconvenience, and wish to reassure you that providing a solution is our top priority. We apologize for the delay and thank you for your continued patience.

The Nintendo Network outages most likely resulted from the Christmas sales for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U. When a lot of gift recipients try to connect online simultaneously, the servers couldn’t handle the load.

The “Pokemon Bank” adds online storage for creatures while “Poke Transporter” can be used to transfer pocket monsters from old titles to “Pokemon X” and “Pokemon Y.” Nintendo has not yet revealed the new release dates for the two new applications, which were initially set to come out on Dec. 27.


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