Nintendo to Close Pokémon Global Link for Black and White

By Jorge Ba-oh 02.07.2013 3

Nintendo to Close Pokémon Global Link for Black and White on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Nintendo have confirmed that the Pokémon Global Link for Black and White will be disabled by January 2014.Despite Pokémon Black and Pokémon White, and its sequels, being fairly recent, Nintendo will start to phase out the online Global Link services as Pokémon X and Pokémon Y start to take over." All connection functionality with these games will become unavailable", the website confirms.A new version of the Global Link for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y will be announced shortly.Those who have built up a solid Global Link profile over the years will be able to continue with achievements/records if registering with the same username.What do you think of the move to close the current Global Link service?

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Those games aren't even three years old!

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I can see where they're coming from. X and Y should provide a much better online service from the console itself, so the global link will most certainly become unnecessary. 

Nintendo is demostrating quite well their legacy support sucks. 
Games should be p2p based to avoid this sort of problem - or publish servers fans can run themselves. <-- Tells some truly terrible tales.
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