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Pokemon X and Y Pokebank release date still MIA

As we approach the start of another week to kick off 2014, Pokemon X and Y owners are praying that Nintendo will finally offer some information on the missing Pokebank release date in the US and UK.

Unfortunately, we can confirm that both the Pokebank, as well as the Poke Transporter are unavailable for download in western regions, with Nintendo not yet ready to offer up an update on when players can start using both services.

We can however confirm that the Poke Transporter app can be downloaded in Japan now. Having said that, it basically needs the Pokebank to be functional, but that is still unavailable from the eShop in the country too.

The good news to come out of this, is that Nintendo are trying to solve the problem as we speak. By releasing the Poke Transporter first, they will alleviate some of the pressures on their server so that players won’t need to download both the Poke Transporter and Pokebank at the same time.

We have a feeling that similar tactics may be deployed for the UK and US releases of the missing apps, so stay tuned to see what happens later this week.

Are you shocked that Nintendo did not make better plans to be able to cope with the incoming Pokebank traffic on December 27?

There appears to be all sorts of conspiracy theories going around, but we’re sure Nintendo will make everything right in due course.

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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Nate Frein
Nate Frein

Honestly I don’t see any reason for conspiracy theories. How many kids (and not-kids) do you think got a new 3DS/2DS this christmas, especially with the $99 2DS sales on Black Friday? Do you think any of those units had the December system update? So you have tons of new units telling their new owners they need an update, and that all those new owners need to set up nintendo IDs. And lots of these new owners (and veteran owners looking to spend christmas cash) are going to want to buy apps and games on the eShop, which Nintendo has… Read more »

Lex Ryan
Lex Ryan

Worst part is I work a lot, but get a week off at the end of the year, it happened to perfectly align with pokebank, and I have everything else in the game done, so I NEED pokebank and was going to play much of the week… as it turned out, the week is a waist… my ‘to-do list’ just keeps growing, like “I’d love to breed a perfect IV electivire, but breeding for ice punch and cross-chop will be a pain, though I have an electivire with those moves already perfect for breeding… in GEN 5!” etc…

Ollie
Ollie

Just give them some time, guys c: Things won’t get better if you keep complaining.

alex
alex

what about australia we do not have it yet

laxus
laxus

i recently faced someone from japan that used reshiram, zekrom, victini and kyruem
unbelievable that i won

Matt
Matt

this is pathetic :/ I m versing people competitively with Pokemon like Cresselia and Terrakion from Japan that have complete advantage over allot of teams without previous gen Pokemon

KingNappy
KingNappy

Like i dont understand why they are keeping us in the dark for so long.. There just focusing on Japan now mostly because thats where the majority of Pokemon players are

Jax
Jax

I’m pretty sure this isn’t a server issue anymore. The store has been running fine since late on the 27th. To me, it seems like they realised how flawed their security was with the JP release, given that quite a few illegal (not just illegitimate, but straight up Pokemon that are impossible to get) pokes managed to make it through to X and Y – for example, an Emboar that had the Thick Fat ability (to this point you can’t get an Emboar with Thick Fat, its hidden ability), or a level 1 Gengar (there are no games from gen… Read more »

Bobby
Bobby

With this long of a wait gamefreak better give us more than just the pokebank like with Japan and the Inkay they got and the US and other regions around the world are still waiting for the pokebank yes I know we get a celebi and all which is awesome dont get me wrong I can’t wait for them to put the Pokebank into action and get all of my favorite pokemon. All I am trying to say is that they can do better its been a decent amount of time since they released it ad now look were we… Read more »

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