Quantcast
Nintendo apologizes for network outage over the holidays - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Nintendo apologizes for network outage over the holidays


12:00 PM on 12.29.2013
NintendoNintendo apologizes for network outage over the holidays photo



Nintendo issued an apology late yesterday evening for the recent series of network outages. The company explains the instability was caused by a "one-time surge in demand" over the holidays.

The online services initially buckled on Christmas day, largely due to an "influx of new Nintendo Network accounts," existing ones being linked with Nintendo 3DS systems, and record numbers of users attempting to access the eShop simultaneously.

Since then, Nintendo has been working around the clock to restore the service. The Nintendo 3DS eShop was taken offline yesterday for 12 hours, starting at 4pm ET, to perform maintenance. Now, at long last, the store is once again online on all systems

Nintendo doesn't expect any further outages, but promises to closely monitor the situation. More information on the delayed Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter applications will be revealed soon.

If there's one positive takeaway from all this, it's that at least people seem to know that their consoles can go online.

Nintendo of America [Facebook, Twitter]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






eShop

5:00 PM on 11.15.2014
Xavier inspires so many questions

When I heard there was a new game called Xavier on the Wii U eShop, I got pretty excited. I've been patiently staring at my computer monitor, waiting for the announcement of a Xavier: Renegade Angel game for many years ...more



11:00 AM on 11.13.2014
Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 8's first DLC pack

The big name this week is definitely Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, but with late review copies I wouldn't make haste to pick it up. Also on the Wii U there's Xavier, A World of Keflings, Tengami, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, and L...more



11:00 AM on 11.06.2014
Nintendo Download: Pokemon Puzzle Challenge

It's an interesting week for Nintendo Download, which a mix of just about everything. On Wii U we have Sportsball, as well as The Swapper, Disney infinity 2.0 (download edition), Super Mario Advance, Flapp & Zegeta, ...more



View all eShop






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more