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Pokemon X and Y Pokebank US release delay could be karma

The wait is finally over, for EU gamers at least. We can confirm that the Pokemon X and Y Pokebank is now live in Europe. Unfortunately though, it looks like those in US are going to be last to the party.

At this moment, Pokebank is finally live in Europe after more than a month of patient waiting. This wait has been intense as ever, largely due to the fact that Game Freak and Nintendo remained absolutely silent on the matter.

We also see that there has been no big statement about Pokebank going live in Europe – just as we thought would happen. This should allow everyone in Europe to download the software without any of the same server issues that plagued the initial Japanese launch.

It also means that after all of the abuse that Nintendo received, US Pokemon fans are the last to receive the missing content – with no ETA on a US Pokebank release time or date for that matter.

Dare we say it, but has the powers up above over in Japan decided on purpose that US Pokemon X and Y players deserve to get Pokebank last?

Give us your reaction to the fact that the service is now live, but not in US. For those trying out Pokebank right now, give us your early impressions below!

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.

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Drifter
Drifter

But I cant get Pokebank why is that plz hlp

uberhakz
uberhakz

Pokebank is out in the US I downloaded it today.
I see complaints even today. Its out.

DefinitelynotEric
DefinitelynotEric

Lots of people being antiamerican on Facebook groups, picking on us like we were the bad guys 0,0 I’ve seen more Hey America……. Poke bank than peaceful comments for trades :/

Spazzy poke
Spazzy poke

I can wait for poke bank but the only thing that gets me ticked is I’m a battle aficionado and as Americans who battle we get our a$$es handed to us because The Japanese have complete legendary control and the 4got how to wipe their own A$$ without legendary TP so we need the dam poke bank to even the playing field and knock them down a peg……we’ll get our chance in the spotlight soon ;D

Aijith Veeram
Aijith Veeram

Nintendo is gonna go down sadly, they can’t even release an application like pokebank on the day they promised

Miguel Hernandez
Miguel Hernandez

Karma really?

well i can’t wait to see the big “Karma” nintendo will get for being dicks with pokebank, i mean for godsake most people are pissed because of the lack of communication if anything.

maybe the guy who had this stupid idea will get beat up.

PFC2012
PFC2012

Guys where I am it’s febuary 5 but in Redmond Washington aka Nintendo of America’s HQ it’s febuary 4 so pokemon bank could very well come out in an hour I’m not saying this 100%.

Sean Robert Gerard Fernandez
Sean Robert Gerard Fernandez

This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. karma? A company would never do something immature like delay a product because of people complaining about them. They’re releasing it in “zones” like first Asia, then Europe and Aus/NewZealand next will be North and South America. They’re doing this to prevent the server from overloading like in Japan. So stop you’re bitching and be patient. It’ll come and it’s not here now because of personal spite or karma.

torchman11
torchman11

I feel like Canada is forgot about alot

Callum
Callum

What about all the people running on US consoles? I can’t be the only one out there with a US console who doesn’t live in NA.

Diego De Luna
Diego De Luna

By the way, I wouldn’t be expecting Pokémon Bank anytime soon. The difference in time between the Japan release and today’s release in Europe is probably the amount of time it will be before we Americans get it. That being said, it’l most likely be two weeks to a month before we can transfer our Pokémon. I hate to say this, but it seems like what’s going to happen.

DarkWolf13
DarkWolf13

You all need to stop about “Get over it.” I’m not happy PokeBank is not released in NA just but America flaming Nintendo so this and this HAS nothing to do with it! Not everyone in NA flames Nintendo, it’s those people who get online and put all their rage and go over their heads and make BS statements including the famous “Feb 29 PokeBank release date” getup. I’m not surprised NA is getting it last. Aside from that, I’ll finishing raising my remaining Pokemon and wait for Bank.

Desperate Pokebanker
Desperate Pokebanker

Ugh, apparently on “Other” forums, they state that since U.S. got Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald 8 months (a lot really) earlier than Europe, we get Karma’s Delay….

Diego De Luna
Diego De Luna

I love how Japan and Europe are calling us Americans impatient and ungrateful, yet they have Pokémon Bank and we’re still waiting.

Lilyellowdragon
Lilyellowdragon

Lets all pretend for a second that we dont know what Pokebank is, then youll feel better!

unknown
unknown

I feel so bad for Nintendo after all America really put them thru crap, Nintendo if your reading this then I apologize on behalf of impatient jerks

Ansalon
Ansalon

If its TRUE that we’ll be getting ours tomorrow then its going to be a POKE PARTY OF A DAY. Tomorrows the release for the new X and Y TCG set plus pokebank?? Hoping here. Hoping.

Pillzman's cat
Pillzman's cat

Do i care? NO! why? Because i can just breed my pokemon and trade them for my old pokemon and i can keep my old pokemon on black 2 and continue to play with my old set up. Its sad how many people are whining, i have about 89% of the pokedex done and pokebank is not out.
~Pillzman’s cat

jynx
jynx

I live in Hawaii, and I have to wait with America to get it… Come on Japan 😛

no name
no name

First of all, pokebank isnt out in other north american countries either, not just the US. Second of all, Nintendo is probably fearing that if they released it everywhere at once, there would be more server troubles. NA getting games last isn’t anything new. In fact before x and y we would almost always get the games last. Techinically we got x and y last too. So everyone should stop complaining. Pokebank will probably be out sometime this week

Merylas
Merylas

Nintendo always shafts America when it comes to releasing stuff. Quite frankly, I find it amusing that they literally CAN’T do anything until PokeBank is released without having to pay hell for it. Noticed how literally anything Nintendo says or does is just overshadowed with “PokeBank now” requests? Yea, until they fix it, that’s all they’re gonna get. For all the strugglig Nintendo has been dealing with, they’re really not trying too hard to repair the damage.

Honeydew
Honeydew

Well, looks like us Americans are last to the party. Thanks Obama.

Pokemon trainer with the hat
Pokemon trainer with the hat

I live In northan Ireland I got it 3 hours ago

Pokemon trainer with the hat
Pokemon trainer with the hat

I have pokebank but guess what I don’t have pokemon x or y so really useless but getting it in a week

I got dots
I got dots

they prolly leavin US out last cuz they got moar people and are still worried about server issues

Nicholas James Burke
Nicholas James Burke

People aren’t mad that Pokebank isn’t out yet. People are mad that Nintendo isn’t communicating what is going on. Their professionalism in this case and lack of communication with the Pokemon community is absurd.

im a dot
im a dot

people shouldn’t be mean to just Americans for being impatient I’ve seen Europeans be just as impatient/ Nintendo could have at least said something to us in the 39 days we have been waiting

Malum
Malum

Dear Japan,
Do you remember what happened the last time you ticked off America? Remember August 6th 1945? I guess not..

zekrom18
zekrom18

What about Australia? It’s not on the eshop yet here either…

Zjordo
Zjordo

But im Canada and i get tied in with America No Fair

Jefa-fa
Jefa-fa

I kind of stopped caring about X and Y anyway, so this doesn’t really bother me. I might go back to playing one it comes out, but until then, I’m just kind of going back to Emerald and HG.

Yup
Yup

There’s no bone to pick with anyone. North America is home to most of Nintendo’s buyers. If the servers go down again, it’ll probably be because of us. They’re probably doing last minute tweaking before they open to the millions of Americans that own the game. As for opening the app for other regions before the US, it all goes hand in hand. They’re readying the system, gradually letting everyone in, stabilizing the system, and soon opening to everyone.

I’m ashamed to be an American right now, no wonder why everyone thinks we’re ignorant fools! Think before you comment!

Alana Corine Thomas
Alana Corine Thomas

I wasn’t bummed as an American, but as a Pokemon fan. Noooot trying to point fingers but who got their games sold under the table and uploaded pictures of X and Y before the release date? Every region will be whiny and bitchy, I believe that Americans came across as whiny when it was just more sarcasm. (Going by the many posts/memes I saw.) But I suppose if that’s how they like to do their business, then okay.(:

Chad Newcomer
Chad Newcomer

I never gave them an attitude and I am ashamed to call myself an american gamer because of the hate they got -_-

Morningstar
Morningstar

Saw it coming We don’t deserve pokebank if all we do is whine and send death threats over a stupid game.

Jon Esteron
Jon Esteron

I feel bad for nintendo for the way US players have treated them i mean i have never seen such a negative attitude towards an app…

something482
something482

The only reason were getting it last is because the US had the most sales for X and Y. If they weren’t prepared for us we could crash the severs since were the biggest group of players.

Derpster
Derpster

I’ll download it but not bother with the paying aspect…at least until the next gen.

foxfirefizz
foxfirefizz

the waiting is always crappy… I just want to transfer all my old pokemon, instead of having to recapture every pokemon I had before.

Ryan
Ryan

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

KandiSaur
KandiSaur

Just heard from a reliable source (nintendo rep for gamestop) that Pokebank will be released TOMORROW in the states.

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