The two supplementary software applications Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter, which have been available to Eastern gamers for some time and provided them with the ability to store their beloved pocket monsters in the cloud and transfer them between previous editions of the Pokémon games, have had their Western releases delayed due to unexpected volumes of traffic to the Nintendo servers.
Announced via the Nintendo Support site (via AllGamesBeta) the statement reads as follows: “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.”
It goes on to say that due to the traffic trying to access Nintendo services over the Christmas period – including those setting up new new Network IDs and downloading content from the Eshop – it had been forced to push back the launch so as to prevent further burdening of the back and and make sure that when people do gain access to the Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter services, they can use them as intended.
While no new launch date has been announced, Nintendo assures fans that it is working hard to have the apps ready for use soon.
KitGuru Says: While this isn’t exactly good news, indirectly it’s positive to see Nintendo struggling with a lot of new 3Ds and Wii U registrations. Perhaps the home console is starting to pick up steam?