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Pokémon Bank And Poké Transporter Release Delayed

Posted on December 27, 2013 AT 04:10am

Nintendo has now confirmed rumors that the Pokémon Bank And Poké Transporter apps will not release for Nintendo 3DS on December 27, as originally planned.

The company has had its hands full with network problems since Christmas Day, which caused the company to delay the Pokémon Bank And Poké Transporter app’s launch in Japan. Nintendo has now confirmed that Europe and North America will also suffer an indefinite delay.

“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,” a statement reads. “Due to the high traffic, players are having trouble setting up Nintendo Network IDs and downloading content in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.

“We truly regret the inconvenience, and wish to reassure everyone that providing a solution is our top priority. We apologize for the delay and thank you for your continued patience.”

The Pokémon Bank app will allow users to store up to 3,000 Pokemon, for an annual fee of $4.99. While the PokéTransporter app, that comes free with the Bank, offers the ability to transfer Pokémon from Pokémon Black/White and Black 2/White 2 to Pokémon X and Y. A 30-day free trial is available to all new users upon downloading the app.

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