Nintendo Network services restored, further issues not expected

After extended period of intermittent issues, company confirms eShop is now fully functional across all systems.

Nintendo Network services have been restored, and further connectivity issues are not expected, Nintendo confirmed in a series of tweets yesterday. After an extended period of issues prevented some users from accessing the eShop or creating a Nintendo Network ID, the service should now be fully functional across Wii, Wii U, DSi, and 3DS systems.

"We do not anticipate any further outages, but will continue to closely monitor the situation," Nintendo said. "We sincerely apologize for this week's inconsistencies and thank you again for your patience and support."

Pokemon fans remain out of luck, however, as the delayed Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter 3DS apps are still without a new launch date. Nintendo said it will share more information about these apps "as soon as possible."

Explaining the Nintendo Network outages last week, Nintendo said a "one-time surge in demand" around Christmas was the root of the problems. This was compounded by an influx of accounts being created and existing 3DS account information being moved to new Nintendo Network accounts, the company said at the time.

Nintendo took down various Wii U and 3DS online services for a period of 12 hours last week to fix the issues.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

Discussion

68 comments
fabs1
fabs1

All three of you are relieved....

Juan Jaramillo
Juan Jaramillo

yeah i enjoy my wii u over all my other consoles haha :P

Ryan Goins
Ryan Goins

The kid could've just waited until the store came back up.

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

go my wii u for christmas. could not connect christmas day or boxing day but after that i had no problems. love both my wii u and 3ds great systems

Robert Warnes
Robert Warnes

Xbox Live went down in Christmas 2008 for 2 weeks due to high traffic. Playstation Network went down in early 2011 for nearly 3 weeks due to the security breach.

Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor

#^^^ that the children are arguing about. Makes a change from the usual 'my console is better than yours' rubbish.

Kevin Taylor
Kevin Taylor

At least its nice to read about something different

Leonid Steiner
Leonid Steiner

Gamers care more about the games themselves rather than what platform they use. Those who are more fans of hardware than games should just get a new hobby, they dont get it.

Erik Rodriguez
Erik Rodriguez

Nintemdo owns the mariners... that makes them trash.. I will never buy a nintendo product again

deadpen
deadpen

This still didn't fix the fact that they have not made the nintendo Wii u zapper! Where is Pro Wrestling, Bump n' jump, kung fu, chip n' dale rescue rangers, Ikari Warriors, or other really good games?

Wayne G Ezard
Wayne G Ezard

My kids love there wii u .got skylanders for xmas and the disc didn't work but Nintendo will fix it.but great console for kids.i wouldn't buy for mysrlf

Bryce Holdren
Bryce Holdren

Are people seriously arguing about a video game right now? Something that is not real and is only for entertainment purposes? I have lost all faith in humanity.

Mark Cianciosi
Mark Cianciosi

at least you could actually use them. do your research.

David Glen Johnson
David Glen Johnson

Because neither Sony or Microsoft have ever had any issues with their online services.

Celsius765
Celsius765

='-= but hasn't it been back up for days

Craig Curran
Craig Curran

Now you can get back to Zelda 17 and Mario Bros 23!

Justin Roane
Justin Roane

Meanwhile my whole point is that Nintendo lost hundreds of dollars while Sony turned that around for a profit - and that's just ONE customer! Who is a minor!

Justin Roane
Justin Roane

Keep in mind I have and love my own Wii U and 3DS, I got them both on launch day. I didn't need eshop last week. Cousin did. Dearly.

Justin Roane
Justin Roane

So you have a PS3 or 360, John? I think Kent was regarding his choice in next generation consoles, not consoles with an established library. Fun Fact - the Wii U is backward compatible, giving it the largest AAA library of games of ANY next gen console, hands down.

Justin Roane
Justin Roane

I'm sorry, your reading comprehension must be poor. He returned them because the games that were packed in were not games, they were download codes. With eshop down, he had two expensive paperweights. He wanted to play Wind Waker HD and Link Between Worlds, but they were not included with the consoles, as they were supposed to be. Instead there were just download codes.

Jessy Tatum
Jessy Tatum

I bet the real reason he returned them is to get what his friends gotten for xmas.

William Cajina
William Cajina

It is very sad to see a console die, i feel very sorry for those people that spent 500$ on their console of choice , but Sony’s PS4 has created an outstanding piece of technology, it has raised the video game industry’s standards in every possible way, the PS4 has a dedicated ALU, GDDR5 RAM and a much better video graphics card , giving a 52.7% performance advantage that the Xbox One will only dream to achieve. With the new PS4 controller, Video Game developers will be able to provide a new extra layer of immersion and further enhancing the gameplay experience to unreachable levels. Thanks to the vastly superior hardware, the PS4 will be able to deliver crisp and engaging graphics, players will be able to enjoy high quality anisotropic filters, incredible Anti-Aliasing processing and high resolution textures. It is very comforting that Sony’s priority is to provide customer satisfaction, this is reflected on their online multiplayer policies. It is no brainer that Sony will once again dominate the gaming industry for the 4th time, Sony has brought innovation to the table further demonstrating that they are simply the best at what they do, they will prevail for ages to come, because they are at the vanguard of technology. I am not a Fanboy, I like PC gaming more that console gaming, i own all the gaming platforms and a Xbox360 (which RROD). I am stating the obvious that it is irrefutable the fact that Microsoft’s part in the video game industry will come to an end in this next generation.

John Martins
John Martins

Me too, so I buy consoles with large game libraries.

Justin Roane
Justin Roane

Christmas Day was last week. Little cousin already returned both his new 3DS and his Wii U that he got on Christmas morning. He has been enjoying his new PS4 and Vita since then. While I enjoy all 4 hahaha

Andrew Javier
Andrew Javier

Who made you in charge of defining who a gamer is?

Heydar Zobeydi
Heydar Zobeydi

millions of none gamer people who consider them selves gamers

Charlie Lambert
Charlie Lambert

Yes people who bought the Wii U and the millions of people who have more 3D's than an Xbox One. Those people care

Kent Robert Stanghelle
Kent Robert Stanghelle

I just got the Wii U and it's actually pretty fun ^^ Sure it's not as powerful as the rest of the next gen consoles, but i prefer fun over power.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

wow it seams the comment section is full of butthurt fanboys,  especially that one who made the comment about 15 preschoolers   could these  fanboys get any worst

Andrew Javier
Andrew Javier

Doesn't matter unless Poke Bank comes back up

Maxx_the_Slash
Maxx_the_Slash

@deadpen The ESRB actually rated Pro Wrestling for the Wii's Virtual Console and they never released it. Pissed me off that they didn't. I hope this time they do. And since Tecmo is releasing games for the Virtual Consoles, I hope they release Tecmo World Wrestling. I don't care much for wrestling games these days, but Tecmo World Wrestling and Nintendo's Pro Wrestling still rule.

toshineon
toshineon

I kinda agree that there's way too many Mario games, but are there really that many Zelda games, or do people say that just for the sake of bashing Nintendo?

Celsius765
Celsius765

those haven't come out yet expect em 5 years from now maybe

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

i am sorry but nothing but fanboyism came across in that comment. to any game fan it is about games and both nintendo and ms are delivering there. all the good games on ps 4 you can get else where.