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Pokemon X and Y Pokebank pressure on Nintendo

The Pokemon X and Y Pokebank release date in US and UK is still not live, with many fans wondering what Nintendo are up to. The delay is bad enough, but perhaps the biggest problem for the millions of Pokemon fans is that there has been no communication from Nintendo on the matter.

As we all know with game content delays, communication is key. Especially with the emerging importance of social media threatening to blow up anything that fans are not happy about.

News of the Pokemon X and Y Pokebank release date delay now appears to have been the last straw for many fans, with some surprising feedback we’ve read suggesting that Nintendo cannot be forgiven. We’ve seen the Japanese company being accused of ‘bias’ towards Japanese consumers vs the Western world, while others simply cannot understand why Nintendo are staying completely silent on the matter.

We understand that there’s a big problem preventing Pokebank from going live, but then again it isn’t exactly hard to send out a few official Tweets to calm everydown down.

Just to give you an idea of how fans are feeling, here’s some reaction from Twitter on the delay:

One user has even gone to the length of teasing Pokemon fans by attempting to photoshop the official Pokemon Twitter account:

As you can see, anticipation for the delayed feature is sky high at the moment. Some kind of official clarification from Nintendo would be welcome. We’ll try to reach out to the company and let us know if we hear back.

Are you more angry with Nintendo about the lack of communication, rather than the delay itself now?

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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NYLUNEA
NYLUNEA

with the pokebank being so delayed soon their will be no point of it as the japanese players will be trading these pokemon over gts/wonder trade and everyone can have what they want

Willhoom
Willhoom

Could’ve just made the pokebank something physical to purchase, knowing Nintendo they probably prefer wasting plastic than doing stuff digitally anyway ¦P

Derek
Derek

Nintendo just totally dropped the ball on this one. I don’t understand why they didn’t include the option to transfer Pokémon from previous games in the first place. So they make an app that you have to pay for? Now they’re even delaying it?? Come on Nintendo, I know you’re better than this. I know that the game and company is located in Japan, but they have to treat their audience equally all across the globe.

Mike Wright
Mike Wright

I just want my pokes man :/

Xeric Castillo
Xeric Castillo

Look at Rockstar’s own cloud-based server launch of GTA Online and you will find your answer. Cloud-Server Technology is still Buggy at best. It took several weeks for Rockstar to fix the problem and finally allowed Gamers to log in to the cloud-servers. Nintendo is anticipating a similar problem with PokeBank.

There are millions of Pokemon players that will bring down the bank, just like it happen with GTA ONLINE.

mapijs
mapijs

I find this rather funny and ironic, they want us to pay for poke bank so they can keep it online even thought they can’t even get it online XD

Ratata's butt
Ratata's butt

I don’t give a flying ratata’s butt about having the space to store 3000 pokemon or whatever. I just want to transfer pokemon from my previous games. It’s bad enough that it wasn’t available from the game release so we had one less avenue of gameplay but they’re also gonna make us pay for the luxury of a power we’ve had in practically every Gen? I was passive about paying before but now I’m just gonna shift everything in the first month and delete the app. With a game that took me half the usual time to complete I would… Read more »

PKMN Trainer Andrew
PKMN Trainer Andrew

Its mostly the delay. Most people don’t care about the PokeBank to be honest. We just want a way to transfer Pokemon from previous generations to X and Y. This is, to be bluntly honest, a feature that should have been ready on release day. There was no good excuse to make us wait until December 27th. But we were all patient with them and waited to that day… and then this happens? Not only that, but there’s NO communication at all from Nintendo? Really? Thats just inexcusable. They better find a way to make it up to us.

Yip
Yip

Nintendo continues to fall behind when it comes to these seemingly feasible issues… What exactly were they working on all these years and additional months after the release of x and y? Common sense would expect such a high demand especially considering they intentionally delayed the bank and transporter till two days after Christmas. Funny how they could strategically delay this releAse for after the biggest shopping holiday season and somehow not have any anticipation for such a high demand. It seems to me they released the date late only as a marketing strategy for the sales and they engaged… Read more »

helpful soul
helpful soul

lll;;”’

helpful soul
helpful soul

Nintendo will be releasing it hopefully on the 15th if not they have said anywhere between the 10th of January to the 10th of February

Awesom914
Awesom914

Minor events!?!? They get legendary shinies over wifi all the time!! This is just another round of crap while nintendo acts bias

Mr. X
Mr. X

Iunderstand the possible bias towards Japan. I’m kinda mad because of all the events they get that america doesn’t. But at the same time i know how much work it would be to release an event worldwide, so i’m not all that bothered by it, especially since they only really give them minor events.

Matt
Matt

Its a total mess. Im angry about both the communication and the delay. The asian players are an advantage when it comes to the ranked matches because they are able to bring over 6 IV pokemon for easy breeding and hidden abilities not available in X. Best part is, more people care about poketransfer than the bank. If they allowed trading or an ingame transfer service like previous generations there would be no issue.

Lex Ryan
Lex Ryan

The communication; this day and age it’s more important than it used to be, but the people running things are, well, old. Nintendo did mention the other day that they are in the process of testing it and will release it when they are sure it’s good, but what exactly does that mean? What steps are they taking exactly? should I expect tomorrow? Or next month? It’s very frustrating.

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