“One-Time Surge in Demand” is Responsible for Nintendo Network and Nintendo eShop Outage

on December 29, 2013 3:43 PM

According to Nintendo’s Facebook page, the recent Nintendo Network and the Nintendo eShop outage was caused by “a one-time surge in demand” during the holidays.

It all started on Christmas Day when the Nintendo Network started experiencing an increase of users creating new accounts and attempting to gain access to the eShop. Users transferring existing Nintendo 3DS account information to new Network accounts further added to the problem.

As a response, Nintendo temporarily closed the eShop’s virtual doors in both America and Europe yesterday at 4pm ET to perform much needed maintenance.

Nintendo updated users by releasing this statement,

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.

Further downtime due to system maintenance might be necessary in the near future.

 /  Staff Writer
Former genius and a woman of mystery and power, whose power is exceeded only by her mystery, Dana Abercrombie has been playing video games since birth (yes birth...we did say "genius"). Despite her secret desire of wanting to give it all up to become a gorgeous billionaire, Dana is most passionate about video games and films often times getting in many heated debates resulting in being thrown out of many gatherings. Despite having a degree in English AND Journalism (multi-tasking FTW!) from the University at Albany-SUNY, she is currently interested in perusing a degree at Yale Law School, because one should never give up on a dream of becoming a gorgeous billionaire...and knowing how to sue someone as a result of those heated debates