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Pokemon X and Y Bank US, UK release time delay

We have an important heads-up for all Pokemon X and Y players now. The highly anticipated Pokemon X and Y Bank and transporter release date has been delayed, meaning that we now won’t see both services available to players on December 27 as originally intended.

Both the Poke Bank and Poke Transporter are already available for Japanese and Korean gamers. However, Nintendo has now confirmed that the Poke Bank release date for US and UK Pokemon X and Y has been delayed.

This has been confirmed with a statement on Nintendo’s website, which we’ve included for you below:

It reads: “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.”

As you can see, the reason is solely due to the Nintendo Network, which we’re guessing that Nintendo are worried will become unstable with everyone using Poke Bank at the same time on December 27.

Perhaps the most disappointing thing about this, is that there is no new release date scheduled for the Poke Bank after this delay. Nintendo are yet to comment on this publicly other than their statement above, so hopefully we’ll be able to bring you a revised date soon.

Are you looking for the Poke Bank release in US and UK today? If so, give us your thoughts on the delay.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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