Update: Pokémon Bank is out in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and North America.

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  1. daxtsu
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    Source: http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml
     
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  2. Arras

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    There is a very good reason why they took it down other than "server issues", you know. There was a bug that allowed people to hex edit their pokemon to make the game think they originated in Kalos, then import them with Pokebank and use them in official Kalos only tournaments.
    Also, not releasing it everywhere at once is probably just so that the servers don't get completely flooded. You'll probably see it in a week or so when traffic from Europe calms down a bit.
     
  3. daxtsu
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    I know about that hack, and I know they delayed it to prevent their Intel 486 server (the only one they have from the looks of it, lol) from exploding. By poor practice I mean they felt that leaving people in the dark was a good idea.
     
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    If they have a global server you may underestimate the sheer amount of people that would try to connect to it if they went for a global launch. There's a reason games with online never work properly in the first few days/weeks (which is also one of the reasons why always online DRM is terrible).
     
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    They get no slack from me, considering the logic they had of trying a worldwide release on Christmas Day, when tens of thousands of other people would just be connecting to register their new Wii Us, 3DSes, and get their free games for their bundles, on top of the people trying to connect to Bank. What were they thinking? :P
     
  6. Arras

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    They didn't do a worldwide release though, right? IIRC it was Japan only and it still managed to break servers. (apparently their code was also kind of bad in a way that it opened several connections to the eShop, Nintendo Network AND the Pokebank server at the same time so that would not have helped)
     
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    Oh right, they were going to release it worldwide on the 27th, and Japan on the 25th. My bad, I forgot that part. But yeah, the 27th would've done them in either way, I suppose.
     
  8. Axel Killer

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    the 27 of feb O_O?

    because mines still saying TBD
     
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    Nah, of December 2013, when it was supposed to be released.
     
  10. ResleyZ

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    ALL HAIL THE GODS! No compensation? Well, I'm happy that it's available right now.
     
  11. Axel Killer

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    they better release it soon e.e

    this is my 100th post :D
     
  12. ResleyZ

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    Well, I'm in Europe so I'll download it as soon as I get home. Finally I can use my experimental BW2 team on X/Y. Also should be able to complete the whole dex now.
     
  13. Riyaz

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    welp i have pokebank now :D
     
  14. Axel Killer

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    how?
     
  15. ResleyZ

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    He probably doesn't live in the US, but somewhere else :P It is NOT available for North America yet, but I expect that it will be either this week or next week.
     
  16. B4rtj4h

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    Also not available in the Netherlands yet.. must be released on the store update on Thurseday
     
  17. Axel Killer

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    -flips table then smashes it with a hammer e.e
     
  18. Yepi69

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    Pokemon Bank and Pokemon Transporter has been released this morning, still with the 30 day free trial and the Celebi gift.

    Source
     
  19. Riyaz

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    It is look again :D i am from the netherlands
     
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    Please understand!
     
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