Swell. Thought the boxes size never changed. A pokemon transporters is.... what, exactly?
Iwata said it himself, Pokemon Bank is for competitive players or obsessive collectors. It's not required, it's not pricey, and it's incredibly handy for said players... although, I really don't agree with Poke Transporter bein' a part of the deal. They should set aside some low-cost servers specifically for players that haven't bought Pokemon Bank or somethin'. No one's gonna be happy t' find a micro-transaction bein' required to bring their Pokes from past games to newer ones. Everyone should at least get a free trial for Bank 'n Transporter when first registering, as opposed t' just the first month the services are out.
Hell, they could probably of worked Transporter int' the new Dream World somehow. For free.
If we didn't get more boxes every Generation, we'd of run outta room at Gold 'n Silver lol.
The Poke Transporter is what allows you t' trade Pokemon from BW1/2 to XY. It's a solution t' the age-old issue of needin' two handhelds in order to trade Pokes from old games to new ones (you can also trade between multiple versions of XY with Pokemon Bank too). Deposit Pokes to the Poke Transporter, they go t' your Pokemon Bank. Then they can immediately be transferred to your XY games, simple as that. No bullshit minigames like Pal Park or the PokeTransfer (not t' be confused with Poke Transporter). It's fast and efficient... well, that's what it's claimed t' be. It has t' be much faster than the previous methods though, that much is certain.
The Poke Transporter also isn't just for BW1/2 and XY. It's a permanent thing, and will be used for future Pokemon games too. It's for the long term, hence why there's an annual fee.
I agree about the transporter thing, but it's still not really a big deal.