Update: Nintendo of America is aware of the issue and has published this tweet:
Reports have been coming in all day from both current and new Nintendo Switch owners who are struggling to access the Nintendo eShop to download their games, updates, and spend their generous Christmas gift cards. A number of users on social media have reported receiving the standard error message when they try to access Nintendo’s online store, which is presumably down because the Kyoto-based company’s servers are being hammered due to it being Christmas Day. Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo of America’s Twitter accounts haven’t addressed or acknowledged the issue on social media, which has riled some fans. No doubt Nintendo engineers are working hard to address the overload, but it would be handy for the company to acknowledge the issue and to provide a prospective timeframe when they believe that the Nintendo Switch Shop will be open for all to use.
Well thats what happens when you don’t go physical.
It will be sorted, just let them finish there turkey and Christmas pud first!
Bit of a nuisance, but then they did warn of this a few days b4.
Any way, merry Christmas
This happens almost every year around this time not even surprise in the slighest lol.
And the sky is blue.
Anyway, merry christmas.
Understandable, have a merry Christmas
I hope the Nintendo eShop gets back up and running soon. I experience the same situation on my Nintendo Switch. Even so its Christmas day, this problem won’t ruin our fun. This whole thing has happen before every year in this season.
I mean, this was telegraphed days in advance and this happens every year.
At the same time though, would it kill Nintendo to upgrade their online capabilities? If we’re paying between $20 and $50 for it now the least they could do is invest those fees into making the service better than mediocre.
Good on Nintendo shutting off the servers so the kids will spend Christmas time with the family.