Nintendo has today confirmed that the Nintendo Network will be down on Monday, January 11th. This time the service will be down for maintenance for ten hours which is clearly a substantial amount of time. The company says that “some network services may become unavailable,” these include Online Play and Rankings. Here’s the times and dates:
- North America: From Monday, January 11 at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern until Tuesday, January 12 at 3am Pacific / 6am Eastern.
- Europe: From Tuesday, 12 January at 1am UK / 2am CET to Tuesday, 12 January 11am UK / 12pm CET.
If you use Nintendo’s online services you should be made aware that there’s a massive maintenance schedule planned for Monday, October 19th. The Nintendo online maintenance will affect literally everything, including the Wii U eShop, Nintendo 3DS eShop and all services. You can check whether you will be affected thanks to the information, below.
From Monday, October 19, 2015 1:00 PM
– Monday, October 19, 2015 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Those of you hoping to play some Mario Kart 8 online on Tuesday 29th of July should be warned that the game will be affected by Nintendo Network maintenance. Mario Kart 8 could well be temperamental online from 1am til 2am BST. It’s only one hour, but if you’re thinking of playing online multiplayer during this time and it’s unstable then you’ll certainly know why.
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Nintendo has confirmed that the Nintendo eShop is now up and running on all systems, including Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The company says it will continue to monitor the situation, even though it doesn’t anticipate any further outages. Yesterday, Nintendo shared some details on what caused the service’s downtime, which lasted for a few days.
Nintendo has provided a detailed update on the recent Nintendo Network outage. Via its Facebook page, the firm says the primary causes of the current downtime are due to an influx of Nintendo Network accounts being created and accessing the Nintendo eShop. Nintendo has also apologized once again to those who are affected by the service’s unavailability, and says it will continue updating fans on the matter. Read the company’s Facebook post in its entirety below:
Thank you very much for your patience while we perform maintenance on the Nintendo eShop and Nintendo Network. We sincerely appreciate your ongoing support. We wanted to share some details on what is causing this downtime, and update you on the current outage in service.
The initial outage was primarily caused by a one-time surge in demand over the recent holidays, compounded by the following:
1) An influx of new Nintendo Network accounts being created and accessing the Nintendo eShop.
2) Existing Nintendo 3DS account information being moved to new Nintendo Network accounts.
We are continuing to adjust our network to meet the needs of all our services and applications. To ensure our global audience has an expected level of consistency in service, we took the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS offline. We expect to have it back online no later than 4 a.m. ET on Dec. 29, but may have to perform more maintenance in the future.
We truly apologize for the inconsistencies in our online services. We are working hard around the clock to fully restore these functions, and will continue to keep you updated on our progress.
Nintendo Japan has taken the measure of removing the Pokemon Bank from the Japanese Nintendo 3DS eShop. The application was supposedly removed due to the influx of users accessing the Nintendo Network yesterday and bringing the service to a halt. This means that users cannot download the Pokemon Bank anymore and currently cannot access the features of the game. Nintendo Japan hasn’t made clear when both the Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter will return, or if the western release has been delayed. However, Nintendo has clarified that the 30 day trial for previously registered users will restart when the app eventually returns.
Nintendo UK has launched the Join Nintendo Network Promotion, which gives Nintendo 3DS owners the opportunity to get Super Mario Bros. Deluxe for free. The title is the Game Boy Color version of the NES classic Super Mario Bros. To be eligible to receive a free download code of the game, 3DS owners in the UK must register a new Nintendo Network ID on a 3DS, or they can link their existing Wii U ID. Download codes will be sent between February 13th and February 28th via email.