Okay I know that most of my art is more pony-related, but I figured I'd take the time to talk about a different topic.
Christmas of last year, nintendo has released an app called "Pokémon Bank" on the EShop in Japan. The app was a cloud-based storage program that also came with a method to transfer
pokemon from older games
(Namely Black, White, Black 2 and White 2) to X or Y. However the eShop crashed that day and subsequently the app was removed.
The app was a little controversial because it has an annual fee of $5 and you need it to use the transferring method (older games have that feature built in, though the process was tedious)
Since then the app is back in Japan but the planned western release was delayed.
Well that's what Nintendo led us to believe.
Since the crash people have been whining and moaning about Pokebank especially in wake of the revelation that Japan would get it back. meanwhile Nintendo's been suspiciously silent on the matter only tweeting that pokebank has been released in Japan.
I believe that either Nintendo or Game Freak doesn't see the western world as deserving of Pokebank (As big as Pokemon
is in the west there are still a bunch of stuff that never left Japan including some anime episodes. granted in the latter case the episodes would have fared well anyway).
Some might ask "But why would Nintendo/Game Freak lie?" 2 reasons: 1. They were planning on releasing it in the US but the crash happened and then their American branch's twitter account was harassed about pokebank (to the point that some irate gamers issued death threats to Nintendo
) so they decided that the west is undeserving of the app and withheld it. 2. They dug a hole when that said they would release it on the 27th of December. The Wii U is failing and they had to take paycuts. Needless to say if word of Nintendo lying about releasing Pokemon bank got out it would become to Nintendo what the Watergate scandal was to Richard Nixon; a scandal that would ruin them. Stocks will plummet, people would trust in Nintendo, the media would cover the story like they did with the seizure episode. This scandal would likely bankrupt Game Freak and maybe Nintendo. And Pokemon Bank (if not the franchise itself) would becoem the symbol of Nintendo's double standards regarding the west.
So the developers have two options: wait until the west is seen worth Pokebank or come clean and face scandal and their impending doom.
The way I see it they would likely keep up this charade until people forget about pokebank or one day release it to the west. But know that Nintendo is a company first, and big business is never holy or clean.
So what do you think about the Pokemon Bank delay?