Pokémon Bank has been offline for three weeks now, and we're still waiting for any kind of update, suggesting that it really won't be back any time soon. Now, as far as I know, the problem is that the hardware Nintendo had just didn't do the job. So how hard can it be for a big company like that to just get a better infrastructure and get it working quickly? I know dick all about computers, so maybe I'm just spouting misinformed nonsense, but I would've thought they were going to be ready to at least announce something by now. Unless their preparation for Bank's release was just THAT cataclysmic (as in, none)? *shudders* The worst part is that it's believable coming from Nintendo, who's really only doing the online thing begrudgingly (and it shows in many of their games, Brawl anyone?). Who's in charge of that particular department, Doge?
Edit: I forgot to mention, I'm not terribly worried that it'll never come back online, for the simple reason that the lucky Japanese gamers who managed to get it before it went down still have access to it. It would be a horrible move for Nintendo to keep it accessible only for a few lucky people in one country, especially with how much emphasis they're putting on worldwide releases now.