Does the eShop have midnight releases?

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  1. TackyPie
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    Hey guy I was just wondering if the eShop did midnight releases. I want to be able to download Pokemon X at midnight.
     


  2. Anfroid

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    Yes they do,
    But if you live on the west coast like California you can get it at 9pm the day before
     
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    I live in Louisiana so does that mean I will get it at 11pm?
     
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    Yes Midnight eastern time.
     
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    Ok thanks!
     
  6. Skelletonike

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    Hum... If it's released at midnight, then Japan will get the game first, then Europe and then the US. =O
    Well, I'm also downloading mine at midnight as soon as it's released. =3
     
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    Guys, don't try downloading at midnight,
    how do you think e-shop will work with Pokémon releases?
    You will need hours and hours of download if e-shop does not go down.
    I bet e-shop will go down a couple of times for the amount of people accessing it.
    I do not know how 3DS deals with an unfinished download, things could get ugly.

    Wait 2 or 3 days and download it with security and at a decent speed, that's my advice.
    Feel free to do whatever you want, but do not ask me how to deal with corrupted data on 3DS,
    I'll only say: I told not to do it.
     
  8. soulx

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    The download pauses...?
     
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    Yeah, like mentioned above, obviously the download pauses, heck, if you put it downloading in suspended mode the game will download as long as it has network, if you leave a place with internet it will simply pause and then resume once it has internet again. The system or the game itself won't be damaged.
     
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    Well, I didn't know about the download pauses,
    but anyway, I wouldn't try downloading Pokémon X and Y on release date,
    I bet e-shop will go down several times,
    and download speed will go from slow to super slow.
    Better be patient and download 2 or 3 days later, when things get more calm.
     
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    It will probably take hours, but it'll still be faster than waiting until the game stores open.
    And even if the 3DS handled suspended downloads badly and the things you said were true, don't forget that games are stored on the SD card, so worst case scenario the SD card corrupts and you have to run ScanDisk.
     
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    Maybe, some stores receive the game a day earlier,
    in NYC it should be easy to get the game a day before it's release.
     
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    It's not often, but sometimes stores are forced to respect the release dates given by the game company, Nintendo wants a world-wide release and if Nintendo wants to, they can take stores to court that release the game earlier.

    Besides, if you look at time-zones, Japan will have it first, then Europe and then the US, since the days start at different times.
     
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    Naturally, I just showed an hypothesis based on previous releases.
    Since it's the first worldwide release of a Pokémon game, things could be different,
    but honestly I doubt.
     
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    Sorry to bump but does anyone know about Australia?
     
  16. Skelletonike

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    Australia is the same as all the other regions, they'll get them at midnight.
     
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    Spain will have it first, it will be released there at the 11th, because 12th is a feast day in Spain.

    Here's a picture: http://i.imgur.com/tVjAZOH.jpg
     
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    That is only the retail one. The eShop is a completely different thing.
     
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    Well, you might be right, but still, it's a feast day and therefore I believe, that they'll publish it even trough eShop.
     
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