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Pokémon Games' Bank Service App Delayed

posted on 2013-12-28 20:14 EST

Nintendo announced that it has delayed the launch of its PokéBank and PokéTransporter apps in North America due to high traffic volume on the Nintendo Network service. The apps were scheduled to launch on Friday. They launched on schedule in Japan on December 25 but were removed from the eShop in Japan when use began straining the company's servers and affecting its 3DS and Wii U platforms.

Nintendo issued the following statement:

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.

"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. We truly regret the inconvenience, and wish to reassure everyone that providing a solution is our top priority. We apologize for the delay and thank you for your continued patience.

The Pokémon Bank cloud storage service will allow players to store a total of 3,000 Pokémon in 100 storage boxes. The service will be able to store Pokémon from the Pokémon Black/White, Pokémon Black 2/White 2, Pokémon X/Y, and future Pokémon series games via the Internet. Pokémon Bank will include various search functions and enable players to transfer many Pokémon simultaneously without using two game systems.

Pokémon Bank will be available for an annual fee of US$4.99 to "ensure that the service stays running worry-free for all of its users."

Source: International Business Times


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