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Switch eShop currently down, plus upcoming maintenance

Posted on December 25, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, 3DS eShop, News, Switch, Switch eShop, Wii U, Wii U eShop

Update 4: All of the eShops are back up.

Update 3: Hearing reports that the Switch eShop may have gone down again, or is still down for some. Will continue to monitor.

Update 2: Switch is back up. So currently, Wii U and 3DS are the only systems impacted as of 1:40 PM ET.

Update: Bumped to the top. Wii U and 3DS eShops are now down as well.

Original: Since early this morning, the Switch eShop has been offline. Nintendo hasn’t said what the cause is, but one possibility is an influx of traffic. It’s Christmas after all, and there could be a whole lot of people receiving the system as a gift today.

Nintendo has only said the following about the situation:

In other news, more maintenance has been added to Nintendo’s schedule for this week. These periods are planned:

Wii U / 3DS

– 6 PM PT (December 25) – 11 PM PT (December 25)
– 9 PM ET (December 25) – 2 AM PT (December 26)
– 2 AM in the UK (December 26) – 7 AM in the UK (December 26)
– 3 AM in Europe (December 26) – 8 AM in Europe (December 26)

Switch / Wii U / 3DS

– 8 PM PT (December 26) – 1 AM PT (December 27)
– 11 PM ET (December 26) – 4 AM ET (December 27)
– 4 AM in the UK (December 27) – 9 AM in the UK (December 27)
– 5 AM in Europe (December 27) – 10 AM in Europe (December 27)

Don’t forget: there will also be Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pokemon Sun/Moon, and Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon maintenance later today.


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  • Lord Ozzie

    Looks like many people received a Switch as a Christmas present, hope they all enjoy it!

    • Padre

      Sure a lot of new people around. Splatoon 2 full of level 1 players. 🙂

      • Justin McQuillen

        Oh man, I forgot all about putting the old school murk on new players at Christmas. I used to love doing that on Wii U, it’s so easy to win every match at Christmas.

  • Linkleberg

    Good grief!!! I’ve been trying to download Spla2n for the past hour and the maintenance just had to happen today -______-

  • Linkleberg

    How long is this going to go on??? Today is literally the only day I get to sit back and play Spla2n for the first time and the eshop just has to be down. I literally won’t be able to play tomorrow or the rest of the week. This is just wonderful man. 😐

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  • Snackster1001

    This is how you know a lot of people got a switch for christmas

  • Shroom Powder

    Arghh come on… Fix this already… :/

  • Aqua

    It’s happening on the 3DS eShop as well. Right as I was about to redownload my games 🙁

  • Linkleberg

    2 hours later and still nothing. Freaking damnit Nintendo.

    • amak11

      Dont complain. This happens every christmas

      • Linkleberg

        That’s like asking a tree to talk. Nintendo knows they could’ve prepared and avoided this issue.

    • DINGLEBERG!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Linkleberg

        I KNEW IT

  • Been busy playing Mario Odyssey on my Nintendo Switch then Next up Zelda Breath Of The Wild. I’ll try splattoon 2 later down the line. Merry Christmas new Switch owners me being one of them

  • Adrian Brown

    Switch, 3DS and Wii U? Could it be some group hacking the eShop?

    • meh

      No, it’s just a DDOS attack being done by that Nicholas Claus fellow. Rumor has it he left devices under several million trees that upon finding, many people would use to connect to the eshop all at once. He truly is a crafty fellow

      • ronin4life

        Could he be the hacker known as 4chan??


  • Mels

    The day I get a 3DS and Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the day y’all wanna undergo maintenance

  • Dascylus

    Was anyone else not surprised that this happened? Probably couldn’t handle the load of everyone who got one for Christmas.

    • ms and sony have been able to handle it

      • Justin McQuillen

        Nobody bought those

        • jimmy