Pokemon Bank delayed after problems emerge in Japan launch

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Pokemon fans in Australia, Europe and the United States will have to wait a bit longer for the Pokemon Bank service. Nintendo has suspended its international rollout and pulled the Japanese app from the 3DS eStore after it caused the Nintendo Network to crash on both the 3DS and Wii U.

In a statement, Nintendo Japan has apologised for the issues and is now hoping that by pulling the Japanese Pokemon Bank app from the store will ease network traffic.

Serebii is reporting that the US and Europeans stores now have a “TBD” release date, while – at the time of writing – the Australian store is inaccessible (but we assume that this has also applied to the Australian launch, which was supposed to be today).

Pokemon Bank is Nintendo’s new paid service that lets you store your Pokemon onto the cloud for AU$6.50 a year. The service is also the only way to transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Black and White, and Black 2 and White 2 to Pokemon X and Y via the included Poke Transporter. We will try and provide a guide on the service when it comes to Australia.