Nintendo Network and eShop Services Back Online Following Holiday Outage, Will “Closely Monitor The Situation”

on December 30, 2013 9:48 AM

Nintendo surely must have expected to be receiving a nice sales jump in the last week with the holidays approaching and new Wii U and 3DS consoles going everywhere, but apparently didn’t quite expect the toll it would take on their online services.

Following its outage earlier this week of nearly all online services on Wii U and 3DS, such as the Nintendo Network and eShop causing a delay of their New Year’s sale and the launch of the Pokemon Bank and Transporter apps, Nintendo sent through a tweet early this morning that online outage has been corrected. Following network difficulties earlier this month and heavy holiday traffic from an abundance of new consoles and the launch of both Pokemon apps in Japan, Nintendo temporarily shut down its Nintendo Network and Nintendo eShop due to the “one-time surge in demand” that caused the outage, with the problem now having been corrected.

Nintendo at this time has said that the Nintendo eShop/Nintendo Network are back up and running on Wii U and 3DS, and that the company does “not anticipate any further outages, but will continue to closely monitor the situation.” In addition, the company also mentioned that it will share more information regarding Pokemon Bank and Transporter with their new launch dates “as soon as possible.”

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