Pokémon Global Link Delayed to "Spring"

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  1. RupeeClock
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    Pokémon fans have been eagerly anticipating the launch of the Pokémon Global Link service for latest games, Black and White.
    The service, which was due to launch by March 30th, has been delayed due to the recent natural disasters and energy crisis at Japan.

    Visiting the website (link) greets the browser with this message:
    Anyone anticipating the features such as the dream world will have to wait longer, sadly.

    What I'm personally wondering is if this will have any impact on the upcoming global launch of the Nintendo 3DS.
     
  2. Zaertix

    Zaertix GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Daww this makes me sad. But I completely understand. I'm hoping it doesn't affect the 3DS launch, but I don't see that it would.
     
  3. shiroitaka

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    It wont really affect the launch. I work in UK retail and we have loads of 3ds in already for friday. Its my guess they have been in the country for a while now, I think that resupply after launch may be affected though.
     
  4. Vidboy10

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    7 days doesn't hurt....
    :/
     
  5. Zaertix

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    7 days what? 7 days for it being down or 7 days for restocking or?
     
  6. mad567

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    I was expecting something like that.
    Well It's completely understandable [​IMG]
     
  7. TehSkull

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    Weird. Isn't the Dream World and stuff already up in Japan? o__o If it's not then that makes sense, though it's weird that they would wait so long to put it up (in reference to the Japanese launch date). If it is already up in Japan, why isn't ours hosted in Europe and/or North America?
     
  8. rockstar99

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    Aww man i was really anticipating this
    But its understandable so im cool with it
     
  9. mkoo

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    Well if that's the reason I can't complain.
    I was disappointed about c-gear itself however. I thought it will also eliminate the need to go to a pokemon center for wi-fi union room. Local wireless is completely useless for me.
     
  10. Slyakin

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    I can wait as long as possible. Japan needs to recoup.

    I hope they get better and make a full recovery. [​IMG]
     
  11. SPH73

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    I can wait. The folks in Japan have bigger things to worry about.
     
  12. soulx

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    this.
    The Global Link servers should be hosted here in Europe or North America instead of in Japan. I suppose it doesn't really matter where the server is in the world, though.

    I can wait, though.
     
  13. Wizerzak

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    Agreed. I suppose ours is up later due to translation and such, but if they've already finished that then how come the JPN servers stay live but not EUR or USA?
     
  14. tigris

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    :crying:
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    :'(

    Oh well, Pokésav here I come [​IMG]
     
  15. giratina16

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    Fuck dammit! I was looking forward to using the Dream World! Still, it can't be helped.
     
  16. Eckin

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    not a big deal for me, I'm not very excited about BW anyway

    but I do find it a weird move to host the international servers in Japan
     
  17. iMasaru

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    I was actually looking forward to this xD

    It's fully understandable that Japan would want some time to sort out things of a higher priority, just a few more weeks~
     
  18. outgum

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    I am disappointed....
     
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    It's made in China, by the way..