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Wii U owners in Japan are reporting that an error with the system is preventing them from accessing the eShop, as well as downloading firmware updates.

According to Nintendo, a patch will be issued to fix the error — officially titled 105-3102 — this weekend, but the timing couldn't be worse. Beta testing for the Wii U edition of Dragon Quest X began yesterday, and the issue prevents access because users can't download the game.

YouTube user MEGUMIbernadette — who gained fame by producing a video which highlighted the long load times of the Wii U — has published a video which shows the error in action: