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Nintendo Acknowledges Network Issues and Suggests Patience

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

eShop platforms now live for limited time periods

Update 3:

In its own version of Nintendo of Europe's update, Nintendo of America has now confirmed that the eShop platforms are live once again, but will be offline in the Americas between 4pm and 4am Eastern Time. You can see the full update post on the company's official Facebook page.

Update 2:

Nintendo of Europe is limiting access to the eShop services to a window of 9am UK / 10am CET to 9pm / 10pm CET, with the platforms disabled out-with those hours. We have been able to connect our Wii U and 3DS systems in the UK on 27th December, though Nintendo's official status page is still citing problems.

Update:

The issues with the Nintendo Network are continuing into Boxing Day, and Nintendo has now disabled Pokémon Bank and withdrawn it from the 3DS eShop in Japan — the online service launched on Christmas Day in the region, and has been revealed as part of the cause of the downtime worldwide. You can see details on this development in this article.

Original Article:

We've received a number of emails and tweets today advising of issues accessing Nintendo Network services such as the eShop platforms and Miiverse, with the 3DS and Wii U equivalents both affected. We've had some trouble ourselves.

As would perhaps be expected, the issue is due to a high amount of traffic and new users trying to access the Nintendo Network. That's good in terms of there being plenty of new Wii U and 3DS systems out there, but bad in terms of the online services not working, of course. As so many of you want to know what's going on, here's the current message from the Nintendo Network status update page regarding issues with the Nintendo eShop.

Intermittently unable to connect currently, due to a high concentration of people trying to access the service. We apologise for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

That problem is ongoing, but Nintendo is advising that some Wii U services such as online play and rankings in games such as Super Mario 3D World have recently begun working again. At the time of writing services such as Miiverse are still down on the 3DS on our UK machine, as well as the eShop.

Patience is the word, we suggest. If you want to keep appraised of current network status, you can check it at the links below. Fear not, gamers, online service will hopefully resume soon, so please enjoy the remainder of your Christmas Day.

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User Comments (719)

cookiex

#1

cookiex said:

Hope they get eShop working soon. I'm thinking of purchasing some games during the sale that starts tomorrow.

edhe

#4

edhe said:

Surely, they aren't suggesting we should be patient - they are thanking us for our patience.

As for miiverse, I got onto it - on my PC - about half an hour ago. It isn't working now though.

They need to sort it out though. I'm hoping it suggests the Wii U sold like gangbusters this Christmas.

Gaminguy010

#5

Gaminguy010 said:

All this Nintendo Network traffic is a good sign. It means there's quite a rise in Wii U and 3DS sales!

mercurio2054

#6

mercurio2054 said:

well, local play for me...
guys if you don't go to do something important, don't go online to day.

ikki5

#9

ikki5 said:

I guess this explains why I could not get on the eshop just now. I came on to check my internet settings :P

Brother_Jolteon

#10

Brother_Jolteon said:

i just had a good idea for my Y version, but i cant get online cuz i havent downloaded the patch for it. hopefully they can fix this issue quickly so i can proceed with my plan and then do my Gendo pose

9th_Sage

#11

9th_Sage said:

Oh, so there IS a problem like that. I was wondering (was trying to get into the Uplay stuff on Rayman Legends in order to redeem a code for a special character and it took a few tries). Not to mention it kept reporting network services not available... which was causing the Uplay to error out actually, I think.

MF_MaxiMillion

#13

MF_MaxiMillion said:

I was adding cash to my eShop wallet last night and the moment that I wanted to download something, it booted me offline. Couldn't get my download 'till earlier this morning. Really frustrating!

Hope they double-up their servers soon.

AdanVC

#14

AdanVC said:

I wanted to buy NES Remix today! Oh well, let's be patient. This is a good sign tough meaning a lot of people got Nintendo systems (especially Wii U's) this morning :D

Gioku

#15

Gioku said:

I've got $30 worth of eShop cards... I'm itching to download Resident Evil Revelations and Steamworld Dig - but the stupid eShop isn't working! D:

I hope it goes back online soon! My patience is wearing thin...!

But wait... I just got ALBW...

/me goes back to playing ALBW

Gonzo1

#16

Gonzo1 said:

Unboxed and downloaded update at 07:30 UK time this morning and not been able to do much else apart from watch a film on Netflix. Hopefully will have better luck tomorrow.

WaLzgiStaff

#19

WaLzgi said:

Sony and Microsoft and many other companies had this problem as well. I don't think it's that easy of a fix :O

astroshamu

#20

astroshamu said:

ya, noticed that, nothing was working this morning but now miiverse and my NNID work and now there are icons in the warawara plaza that have gold around them and say recommendation, still waiting for the eshop to go up

luke88

#22

luke88 said:

Been trying to download the Pokemon update so I can get online, hope it gets sorted soon.

A1234

#24

A1234 said:

miiverse works. eshop does not.
that is a relief. at first I thought Nintendo was doing some sort of Christmas day update. then I thought it was my router. hopefully it gets fixed sometime today. I got Pac-Man for Wii U today for Christmas. now I want to buy/download the 3DS version that is on sale which ends today. come on eshop/nintendo!
high amount of traffic/new users?! that sounds like the Obamacare website not nintendo. what is up with these servers that can't handle the traffic?! it seems like amazon never has issues with traffic.

andrea987

#28

andrea987 said:

I had some very good online games on wii sports club just now (golf is amazing!) but now nintendo network is down again. They really need to work on their servers...

Tobias95

#29

Tobias95 said:

I got a lot of errors when I updated my new Wii U, and E shop either gave me error messages and sent me to the home screen, or forced me to do a hard reset

jos

#30

jos said:

it down since yesterday, on a side not steam is also offline due server loads.

Squid

#31

Squid said:

Hey, I still can't believe I even got a Wii U. Opened it seven hours ago and I still can't sit up straight. (not really) Getting online is not really my main focus. :D

Intrepid

#33

Intrepid said:

My system transfer failed because of this, so I am understandably upset. I'll have to call Nintendo tomorrow to see if I can get this fixed.

brandonbwii

#34

brandonbwii said:

I guess the little hamsters got out of their wheels for the holidays. Without those hamsters Nintendo's online would of course be on the fritz as opposed to just sucking.

sevex

#35

sevex said:

S'pose having more new customers than your system can handle isn't a bad problem. Maybe lots of people got a Wii U for Christmas.

I really wanna spend my Christmas eshop cards though!

TreesenHauser

#36

TreesenHauser said:

Luckily, I've been having too much fun playing Super Mario 3D World to care whether I'm offline or not. With that said, I hope the issues resolve quickly so new Wii U and 3DS players can get the most out of their systems.

sinalefa

#37

sinalefa said:

So I guess it will be hard to get online to play Wii Sports Club. I actually hate the game requires you to be online while you play, at least if you are using the 24 hours trials.

I will try it later today.

ShockeyRai

#38

ShockeyRai said:

Well, Good to know i am not the only one having this problem. (I happen to be one of the New Wii U Owners this holiday season, Got mines for Christmas Eve)
Well, I'm glad the eShop held on long enough for me last night to get my Download code for Wind Waker HD redeemed & for me to purchase Earthbound. (I got the Wind Waker HD bundle btw)

TheKachoMan

#40

TheKachoMan said:

I was able to do a software update on the Wii U around 5pm est, but no way could I get on the e-shop. Good thing the 2 special edition Luigi 3DS XL systems we got for the kids were pre-loaded with the game. My daughter already played it for a few hours earlier.

I feel bad for all you new owners, but you will be having big fun by this weekend!

Kolzig

#41

Kolzig said:

Not surprised that the servers are taking a heavy hit. I suspect a lot of families bought Wii U this Christmas because of solid hit titles like Mario 3D World and the price point is great especially in USA 299 USD and in some European countries the Wii U premium price was 199-269 euros.

kolz

#42

kolz said:

lol nintendo network can't handle the 20 people logging in..shame.

Alucard83

#43

Alucard83 said:

That's why i will never support games with only online option! If the network is dead then you'll never be able to play that game. Long live offline gaming!

placidcasual

#46

placidcasual said:

I got a lovely new luigi 3ds today but can't do a system transfer until they sort the online out sadly. Means I cant play on my nice new xmas present. Not too bad I've got plenty of things to do today but it's a suprise that nintendo didn't expect a lot of extra traffic today, poor show really but good that more people have got a wii u and 3ds.

Yoshis_VGM

#47

Yoshis_VGM said:

Figured there was something going on when the Miiverse posts didn't show up after each 3D World level when I was playing last night. At least they acknowledged it and this is also good because more people are buying!

Sparx

#48

Sparx said:

Is this the digital gamer's version of a store selling out of games?

ShadJV

#49

ShadJV said:

All this means is the holiday sales exceeded Nintendo's expectations. That's a good thing. It should be an easy fix at least.

RetroRider

#51

RetroRider said:

Haha, I knew this was the case. Even though this is a little troublesome its still nice to know that so many people got nintendo systems for Christmas. I'll have plenty of patience though

Nik-Davies

#52

Nik-Davies said:

Oh thank god, I was getting upset thinking my Wii U was broken right out of the box.

It says it connects successfully to the internet when a do a test, but it would come up with an error when trying to access Miiverse and eShop.
Phew. I hope they can get it working for tomorrow (with luck), I want to connect my Fit Meter, but first I have to download the trial

NintyMan

#54

NintyMan said:

Look on the bright side; maybe this means that it's been a big holly jolly Christmas for Nintendo this year! I certainly don't remember last year being this way. Good thing I didn't go on the Wii U or 3DS eShop. It'll die down in a day or two.

sugarshack

#55

sugarshack said:

thought it was the only one. kinda annoying I got an eshop card, I want to give you my money Nintendo!

Goginho

#57

Goginho said:

Wow, judging by most of these comments, I get the impression that a lot of gamers nowadays are too dependent on the online feature. Yes, it's a 'feature' in my book and not something mandatory, so you can say whatever and call me old-fashioned :P I don't know what to make of this, as I understand that people are getting prepaid cards and what not, but I'm hoping this little issue isn't affecting the majority, as there are still ways you can enjoy a new system without relying on being online. Or am I missing something here? Is the move to digital downloads really that rapid?

@kolz 20 people? Really? Could you provide me the source of your information pwease? I really want to know where you got 20 from. Or are ya doin' some damage conTROLLIN :3 hehe
Merry Christmas ;)

Gioku

#60

Gioku said:

@Goginho: I (now) have $40 in eShop cards... I want to download stuff, damnit! :P But I did get ALBW, so I'm content playing that for the moment. No online required! ;)

Nictendo64

#63

Nictendo64 said:

Man I got a lot of eCards this morning. Too bad I can't spend them, but it also gives me time to decide on what I want. I'm guessing most of the problem is from the out of the box update that takes about 5gigs.

JulienIsTheMan

#64

JulienIsTheMan said:

I hope they get it working soon. Today is the one year anniversary of my and my Wii U. I got an eShop card, and I can't get my NES Remix. D:

Goginho

#66

Goginho said:

@Link0951 @Gioku ;) hehe exactly. That's why I say never go full digital. I mean, whatever, do if you will, but having some physical will always do more good than harm.
Although, seeing as how this is a sign of new passengers aboard the SS Nintendo, the online issue may seem like some bad advertisement. But then again, new owners will see the magic of Nintendo soon enough.

gannondorf

#67

gannondorf said:

I'm glad I'm not the only person having that problem I was over here moving my modem and all

Peach64

#69

Peach64 said:

It's stuff like this that makes so many people pay for online services. You get what you pay for and £30 a year is nothing to have a service that works.

JoeysGirl

#72

JoeysGirl said:

This is why digital media is such a bad idea. Just buy the games in a physical copy format and forget wasting time and money on a half-baked website that only works occasionally and causes more stress than its worth!

Tsuzura

#74

Tsuzura said:

@JoeysGirl Its only on rare occasions when the eShop is down.
Physical copy games can get stolen or broken which can cause even more stress wasting money on a new copy and all the stores around you can be sold out of the game and not planning on restocking.

BeatOli

#75

BeatOli said:

@Intrepid Same with me, it froze up when it was nearly finished. I'm worried that now it won't let me retry the transfer again once the servers are up and running again.

nf_2

#77

nf_2 said:

This should teach Nintendo to at least preload games on systems instead of giving download codes for them. Or they could do like Amazon does and get extra service capacity, rent it out year round and then use it for themselves during the holidays when they expect higher traffic.

I guess I should mention miiverse has been working for me basically all day but nothing else has been. I managed to get on the eshop for a couple seconds before getting booted.

midnafanboy

#78

midnafanboy said:

i actually thought it was my wiiu that was messing up but then i read and heard it is happening to alot of people so i just waitied until they fix it at least nintendo finally noticed the problem

skywake

#79

skywake said:

I got the shiny Zelda special edition 3DS yesterday. Ran the system transfer and downloaded Zelda + the free 3D Land in their promo no problems. Good thing Australia runs ahead of the rest of the world. By the afternoon the eShop was giving errors every now and then, this morning it's dead.

@JoeysGirl
Except the first thing your games ask when you put the disk in is to update. Then when you load the game you want to use their online services. Plus yesterday I got a digital copy of 3D Land for nothing because of a promotion they were doing. Why complain about that?

Pootrick2

#81

Pootrick2 said:

I was just about to download X when I got freaking error code 005-4240 it had about 10% left I'm ready to spend my steam and 50 dollar eshop card hope it will work by 8:00 tonight

PrincessEevee9

#83

PrincessEevee9 said:

@kolz Fail trolling is just sad. Tsk Tsk.

Just got the WiiU I've been dreaming for since it launch a year ago! I love this thing and was wondering why I kept getting errors oh well New Super Mario U bundle kept me entertained. Imagine people are frustrated but this bodes well for the future I hope. Merry Christmas everyone!

hcfwesker

#84

hcfwesker said:

Of course I can be patient. I'm just thinking about all the MarioU/LuigiU and ZeldaWW WiiU bundles many got today that can't even download their system bundled games. Of course the system is down, but new system owners are going to be frustrated with their new console because .... they can't even play the bundled games lol (which for many is probably the only game they got with their new system which only adds to the frustration)

TotodileFTW

#85

TotodileFTW said:

Kinda sucks that something like this is happening, specially for new Wii U or 3DS owners, but it can also be a good thing meaning a lot of Nintendo consoles where sold for the holidays which might be the reason why the Nintendo network is down.

xj0462

#86

xj0462 said:

why cant they fix it faster!!!?
this is why old game consoles are better!

sugarshack

#89

sugarshack said:

I also don't understand why no announcement or message is directly on the front page on Nintendo.com. I have to come here to find out. they expect all new owners to know why online services are not working? amateurs.

ZeroniaZap

#90

ZeroniaZap said:

Quite upset about the shop being down but it was no ones fault. (Apart from the billions of people who tried to log in at the same time but we can't blame them since they didn't know) Hopefully shop opens soon since my Pokèmon X character is waiting outside the big city, and without the update my character might lose its save data in that city. I want to do wonder trade but I can't :( please try your best to fix this Nintendo

DarkSplaoonLink

#92

DarkSplaoonLink said:

Last night I tried to connect to the eShop, but I couldn't, so I turned my Wii U off and it wouldn't turn back on! I had to unplug it and plug it back in, and got a bit of a fright. The eShop still wouldn't work, but Miiverse was fine. Meanwhile both my 3DSes couldn't access Miiverse or the eShop at all. I've been able to get on to Wii U eShop a bit, but I've stopped trying since I don't urgently need to download something and the server hardly needs more traffic!

Jayvir

#93

Jayvir said:

Is anyone surprised by this? I even had issues with PSN today. This happens EVERY holiday and yet people freak out about it. Kudos to you few people who understand and are being patient.

Giygas_95

#96

Giygas_95 said:

I was, amazingly enough, able to download Kid Icarus Uprising last night though it took forever.

@Kawaii_Neko They said it'd be out before year's end if I remember correctly. It should be tomorrow.

MadAdam81

#98

MadAdam81 said:

Haven't updated my sons 2DS, he has been too busy playing games since he got it yesterday morning.

Urbanhispanic

#99

Urbanhispanic said:

This is clearly a double edged sword issue; their network experiences issues when so many people are logging on at the same time to download games, use Miiverse or play online which sucks for everyone. At the same time, this could be a sign that Nintendo is finally moving way more Wii Us into the hands of gamers. If anything, this should motivate them to further enhance their online infrastructure so it can handle more people at a time.

AugustusOxy

#100

AugustusOxy said:

Gotta love that holiday lag.

Happened so bad one year for Xbox360 and the next year for PS3 because of the vast amount of people getting consoles for christmas.

Its annoying and I really wish they'd 'prepare' for the rush, but I can live with it. Just sad because I was getting ready to go make a purchase.

ikki5

#101

ikki5 said:

@xj0462

calm down. Stuff like this happens. You cannot expect something to be up always without ever having issues. It'll probably be fixed by tomorrow.

kyuubikid213

#102

kyuubikid213 said:

I've been playing SM3DW, Wind Waker, and ACIV and noticed the issues with Miiverse. I hope this is the result of an obscene amount of Wii Us and 3DSs sold and not an issue with the NNIDs across the platforms.

Delta329

#103

Delta329 said:

While I congratulate Nintendo for their rise in sales, I really do hope that this is sorted out soon. I am unable to download my digital copy of A Link Between Worlds that was gifted to me with my 3DS.

Bluepiikachu

#104

Bluepiikachu said:

Hehe if you're wondering I'm one of those new people xD I got a Zelda 3ds XL. Sad I can't download the game yet :/ but while it's all happening I'm just here playing adventure time on my new console xD (I noticed this problem in eshop & miiverse.)

TheOmega

#106

TheOmega said:

I really hope they have it fixed soon because loads of people need to transfer pokemon to X and Y.

Gamecube5f

#108

Gamecube5f said:

btw, who needs to log online and do online stuff when you should be playing Mario 3D world all day until completion. this game is awesome, already i've experienced some wow moments that rival the best game of all time, Mario Galaxy 2

Laeric

#110

Laeric said:

@Goginho it's because some of us got the bundle systems for Christmas. In other words my system came with a "link between worlds" download that I can't download and I don't have another game to play. That's why it's upsetting. :/

Weston

#111

Weston said:

Awoaahhhhhh
I finally get enough money for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies and the server is down
;(

Laeric

#112

Laeric said:

@Bluepiikachu I got the new Zelda 3DS XL as well! It's awesome but I wanna play my game! lol and I want a break from my wii u :P but I guess I'll play some SM3DW :)

Pokefanmum82

#115

Pokefanmum82 said:

I had the same issue today. But I have three kids and NSMB U/Luigi U to play so it wasn't too bad. I'm sure everything will be working fine tomorrow. Although I will not be able to get on the Wii U shop until Sunday at the earliest. my dad & step mom are coming down Friday and my mom & step-dad are coming down either Saturday or Sunday, depending on weather. So I won't have money to spend until Monday anyways. Merry Christmas everyone.

Nntndo_1986

#117

Nntndo_1986 said:

@Gamecube5f PS4 and I would assume Xbox owners. I have 2 pS4 cause I need certain games, Battlefield to name one, and thatching has been down most of the day, the kicker is that on my 2nd ps4 (in my bedroom, my son has my primary in living room) I can't play at all when network down because it can't confirm my license; wtf!!! But I already knew all this would happen.

Anyway, have been playing wii fit plus, mario 3d (finished but incomplete, need perfection in all levels, that game is amazing) and Pikmin. So far it's been a great xmas if you have a nintendo console haha

Technosphile

#118

Technosphile said:

crosses fingers that this really is because Nintendo sold perhaps millions of Wii U and 3DS' for Christmas, and not because Nintendo is incompetent

Skyfox2000

#119

Skyfox2000 said:

Just Recently Tried to get Access to Miiverse on my PC I had no luck. I have been enjoying 3D World and Rayman Legends on My Wii U! Merry Christmas Everybody

jos

#120

jos said:

@Technosphile
fingers crossed, it seems more likely that lack proper server resources to handle any real load, since both US and EU are offline,
it's being offline in Ireland now with 26 + hours,

FilmerNgameR

#123

FilmerNgameR said:

Man for the whole day I've been trying to see if the error is resolved already but it HASN'T and its night already!!! I've been wanting to download 3D Sonic The Hedgehog for some time now but at least I have Pokémon X to enjoy in the meantime, its been tight! :D

Samurairu

#127

Samurairu said:

Tried going on my Wii U recently and now everything is down for me. Before it was just the eshop. It's good news demand has increased, but veiled by the all to commonly improperly managed IT.

Ryankf

#129

Ryankf said:

Come on i wanna buy oracle of seasons and ages >.< HURRY UP AND FIX IT :3

FluttershyGuy

#133

FluttershyGuy said:

Problems like this sure help make the case for physical copies over downloads! Sorry to those of you who can't download ALBW, and whatnot. Was going to download a couple of VC games myself.

And I'll add my voice to those hoping that this is a sign of a gazillion new Wii U owners this Christmas! Otherwise, Iwata-San will have some explainin' to do to shareholders in a few months. :/

MrCharles77

#134

MrCharles77 said:

Too many new users...registering ID's, Redeeming codes with 5-10 GB, problably nintendo had about 1 million system updates in one night. There's no way that the servers could handle all that.

Things will be back to normal in 48h...

Xaltheron

#135

Xaltheron said:

Been stuck in the middle of a system transfer all day, can't play games on it, can't get to Home menu, can't even turn it off, my XL is basically a brick until they fix the servers.
After 18 hours of this, my patience is wearing thin...

tripunktoj

#137

tripunktoj said:

Im surprised its taking this long to get it fixed but it doesn't really bothers me, what worries me is if Nintendo uses this as an excuse to make the Nintendo Network a paid service in the near future, Id better stop using it if I had to pay for it.

Dominicruz

#138

Dominicruz said:

nintendo always fix their problems fast

You're only allowed to advertise your channels on your sigs. -Lz

Laeric

#141

Laeric said:

I've been able to get further into the eshop but never to the main menu! I get to where it asks about my club nintendo account and then errors again :/ but still I'm getting further than before so hopefully soon!

GoombaJMR

#142

GoombaJMR said:

Still a problem for me cause I NEED TO UPDATE MY Y to avoid that glitch (Just got it for christmas...so I couldn't do it earlier)

DragonLady

#143

DragonLady said:

Patience shouldnt wear thin yet because of time zones...not everyone got stuff at the same time. Still,it's annoying

ScaryBoo1998

#144

ScaryBoo1998 said:

@hendie001 I just got the Zelda 3DS yesterday, did the transfer but couldn't finish it because of tons of error codes. Luckily I was able to finish the transfer and it didn't give me an error code. I've had it for 27 hours now and can't download the darn game!!!

MeWario

#147

MeWario said:

Well, still down. Kinda sucks cause I got an Eshop card for Xmas yesterday and still can't cash it in :( Oh well. In more positive news, I finally won the picture game that plays while the Eshop loads!!!

JohninMotion

#148

JohninMotion said:

Although this sucks because I wanted to purchase some eShop titles over my short Christmas break, it is excellent news for Nintendo. If sales have been below expectation one could only assume that things have taken off for them this holiday season. Lets hope they straighten it out quickly so these new peeps can get online and buy more Nintendo goodies!

PrincessSugoi

#153

PrincessSugoi said:

I did notice the eshop it was slowing down quite a bit yesterday morning but didn't have any major problems downloading from it. I was on around the wee hours of dawn though when most people would be asleep so since I'll likely be up around that time again today, I'll try the shop then. Until then, my beautiful new FE:A cartridge has been patiently waiting for me.

@Technosphile crossing fingers with you

TheGZeus

#154

TheGZeus said:

@Tsuzura
Digital:
(all of this applies to Nintendo systems, most to all systems)
If your system is stolen, so is your whole game collection.
If your system breaks after the system is no longer supported (happens to every system some day) your entire collection is gone. Perhaps you can 'buy' the same games again on a new system, perhaps not.
You can lend a disc or cartridge, but not a digital copy.

Do I buy digital? Yeah.
I'm compromising my principles in doing so, but I'm already doing that by buying games for a mainstream games system. (I generally avoid proprietary software, but there are so few good game experiences in the FOSS world)
All said, if I want a game and it's available as a physical copy, I'm getting that copy, because I have control of that copy, and will be able to play it as long as I have a working system.

brandonltkiser

#155

brandonltkiser said:

they really didn't anticipate larger volumes of users on Christmas day & prepare accordingly? I hope the imbeciles have to work through the precious Christmas hours to fix it. imbeciles.

Marioman64

#156

Marioman64 said:

i went on to activate a eShop card I got, got an error message, and literally said "yeeep, too many Wii U's online"

Krazy-Cupkayke

#159

Krazy-Cupkayke said:

Okay Honestly, I got through and Got 39.99 in credits with my credit card and then I got disconnected again before I could purchase the mario party for my 2ds and I'm going to be SO mad if I find out it didn't go through and I end up being 40 dollars ripped off. I'm freaking out and I just want my damn mario party >:c

Krazy-Cupkayke

#161

Krazy-Cupkayke said:

That's the thing. On my card it says it went through. I can't get back on the eshop to know for sure if it went through. Ugh Christmas struggle...

Hellokatyxo

#162

Hellokatyxo said:

So I was able to get on the wii u eshop for almost 4 minutes and enter my wind waker code - after I entered it an error code showed up and I was kicked out of the shop. I got back on and it said my code had been used - but the game never downloaded. Will nintendo give me another code? Because of the cite overload?

WaLzgiStaff

#163

WaLzgi said:

@Hellokatyxo: Try going to your Purchased section. You may be able to "redownload" it.

Anywho, my recommendation is to stay off until this is sorted out. You won't be able to download anything with this mess anyway

Fataldk

#165

Fataldk said:

@Hellokatyxo: Same thing, But when i got back into the store i couldn't find the "redownload section". oh well, i'll mess around with it tomorrow if/when they fix it

Gamingnerd500

#167

Gamingnerd500 said:

I seriously hate this. Kinda ruining the whole play with ur Christmas gifts all day after u get em.... This sucks I better wake up and turn this on and it better work. Nintendo should have been prepared for this. I have the new zelda systEm and I just can't get into the damn eshop to download it I hate this downloading stuff

MasterWario

#169

MasterWario said:

Well no wonder I wasn't able to update my Wii U games today. I was worried my Wii U was faulty (especially since my PS3 just abhors me and refuses to stop breaking.)

MysticX

#171

MysticX said:

While it's good that nintendo sold a lot of 3DS and Wii U units, this is a pretty poor first impression for all those new users, hope they get things sorted before tomorrow (Pokémon bank/transporter :P )

MAB

#178

MAB said:

I didn't notice because I have been away drinking alcohol and spending time with friends and family... Maybe you all should be doing the same ;)

ItsJoeMama

#180

ItsJoeMama said:

I thought I got a defected Wii U today.. Only because I heard about the network problems the Wii U had at launch; The network problems which resulted in some bricked Wii U systems. Had me scared!
Took me about 5 times for it to finally update properly.
Hope they fix everything for us by the morning!

Kmno

#181

Kmno said:

Well at least servers held long enough to get me some old gen starters and other pokemons from older gens and breed and trade them before the Bank hits this side of the world.

Lance168

#182

Lance168 said:

Alright Nintendo, you stepped up your game, but know its time to step up your net!

Seren77

#183

Seren77 said:

I unboxed my wiiu and updated it before xmas incase something like this happened, for those that happen to have mario 3d, that has most of the OS updates on the disc. Sorry that some people cannot play their new digital download games but the flipside is it's great that there are a lot of new nintendo owners out there.

MAB

#184

MAB said:

Just used Miiverse and went onto the eShop on 3DS & WiiU... The MAB has no problems so that is the most important thing ;)

Hairmanban19

#186

Hairmanban19 said:

Anyone know if Retro City Rampage is coming to the Eshop tomorrow? I'm okay with the network issues, I have the new Zelda and the new Adventure Time game! I have a feeling that the Eshop will still be slow tomorrow because the many people that couldn't do their Nintendo internet set ups and such, will be trying tomorrow, so this might last a little longer. But if any of you guys are able to get onto the 3DS Eshop tomorrow, could you tell me if Retro City Rampage is finally purchasable.

Scrubelicious

#189

Scrubelicious said:

eShop is up or working for me but the deals haven't been added yet.
People don't celebrate the holidays anymore? :o

torchic54440

#190

torchic54440 said:

eShop is touchy for me... Nintendo really needs to learn about making sure servers can handle heavier loads during the Christmas season.

PinkSpider

#191

PinkSpider said:

This is good and bad, it's not overly bothering me as I have plenty of other things to do on wii u, and good in that nintendo have sold well at Xmas but for what is the even bigger question 3DS or Wii U, but the bad side for new users this could have quite a negative impact on there experiance especially if they don't realise it's because there's a lot of new users all doing the same thing. Hopefully if they have common sense there go to nintendo websites and see what's happening....

Vincent294

#193

Vincent294 said:

It took 2 minutes to sign in. Then after entering my gift card code, the servers dropped connection. Perfect. Well, here's hoping it improves soon.

PinkSpider

#194

PinkSpider said:

Does anyone know if the Wii U still has to have it massive update when you buy it or is that now preinstalled?

PinkSpider

#195

PinkSpider said:

And also to all the major moaners this is why you have a Nintendo network that is free, if they had a subscription service where you pay £40 or $60 a year then I would expect it to have no server problems but it's free so don't expect it to be as smooth as Xbox Live or PSN....

DrMonk

#197

DrMonk said:

It's pretty pathetic. Been trying to access for the last couple of days. Can't even try out the new Wii Sports games with family over Christmas because it needs the eShop for the pass. They anticipated many more systems selling than have been sold - wouldn't they have upgraded the network to cope? Not going to leave a good taste in the mouth of all those new Wii U owners...

PinkSpider

#198

PinkSpider said:

@wasf Cool, also in away this is a good thing if people can't access the servers the games dont go on sale till later today, some people may not have realised there's gonna be a sale and attempted to download something. Least this way there be able to take advantage of the sale

DrMonk

#201

DrMonk said:

@PinkSpider Free has nothing to do with it - people are paying for their Wii U's and expect the service that's sold with it (part of which is access to the eShop to get games and give Nintendo more money). It's not really free - we are paying for it all the time. And even if it was... Facebook is free... would this kind of outage be tolerated there?

MysticX

#202

MysticX said:

@PinkSpider I say "Tell that to the kids (and temperamental adults) who got a 3 DS/Wii U and the first thing they notice is that the e-shop faceplanted under the strain", free network or not, when you expect a load of new systems to crop up you should make sure your network can handle it...

Senario

#204

Senario said:

Monster hunter only had a few momentary hiccups but otherwise the game has been solid online. No real big deal here, I don't get download titles that often.

uhhhhhhhh

#205

uhhhhhhhh said:

@Goginho there are a lot of system updates that are necessary to activate certain features, as well as software updates required to play some games.

erv

#206

erv said:

Overcooking your network services is something a proper it guy can anticipate towards. This is quite the fail.

bronZfonZ

#207

bronZfonZ said:

Pretty much every other gaming network was experiencing server overload this Christmas, including Steam, Xbox Live, and PlayStation Network, so it's not just a Nintendo thing like every troll is stating in this comments section.

StarDust4Ever

#208

StarDust4Ever said:

US eShop is down as of 2-something am December 25th in whatever time zone. Good thing I bought NES Remix on the 23rd. :D

Goginho

#209

Goginho said:

@Gioku Naw, I still think the car is. Or motorized vehicles for different forms of transportation in general for that matter, such as airplanes and what not. Without them, we couldn't cross the world within a day.

MAB

#210

MAB said:

Yep, still works fine in the land of Oz... Maybe you lot need to tell your country to stop buying Nintendo systems ;)

cookiex

#213

cookiex said:

After hours of trying, I managed to access Wii U eShop just now.

But when is the sale happening? DuckTales hasn't been lowered yet.

ToxieDogg

#214

ToxieDogg said:

10.40am UK time, and I'm still unable to get onto the 3DS E-shop...haven't been able to get onto it since Xmas Eve now.

Not tried the Wii U E-Shop yet, will give that a go in a bit.

cookiex

#216

cookiex said:

So eShop is working fine but the purchase/download pages take some time to load.

GoombaJMR

#217

GoombaJMR said:

@DarkwingLz I know that...but I'm still disappointed that I won't be able to access online services (not that I REALLY need to, but it is a nice feature) until they are able to fix a problem that shouldn't of been there in the first place....I mean did they not even think that that many new users would be online on christmas?

hetastuck1234

#218

hetastuck1234 said:

I got my WiiU with Zelda, but I need to go on to the eShop so I can put in the code and download it ;-;
I hope it gets fixed soon, I'm dying to play Zelda!!

AutumnShantel

#219

AutumnShantel said:

As much as I can't wait to download Zelda on the WiiU, I don't care because hopefully this means Nintendo had a successful Christmas...

letsplay

#220

letsplay said:

I just received my very first Pokemon edition 3DS XL. Very nice handheld unit.
Eshop is touch and go. Be a patient. (lol)

tigermask

#221

tigermask said:

I hope eShop's back soon. My wife's back to work tomorrow and Pokemon Bank would soften the blow. Also Super Mario Bros. 3!

3dcaleb

#222

3dcaleb said:

eshop is still out as of 4am pacific. i want mario 3 now! also edge would be nice.

Sceptic

#223

Sceptic said:

Seriously, how about an error message that actually tells you what's the matter. After two hours of trying to connect and getting multiple seemingly random obscure error messages (some with error number, sometimes just the old "there has been an error") and even two system crashes (white screen of death!?) from the eShop, I come here to find out it's just server congestion?

I'm no user experience expert, but how about an error message that at least vaguely alludes to problems connecting to nintendo servers? I'd have been much more relaxed about it instead of rebooting the WiiU a dozen times, rebooting the router and what not. Really lame.

readyletsgo

#224

readyletsgo said:

Just checked both eshops now, 12.12pm in Dublin :-), and both can't connect to the stores still. I understand it's a free service they are providing but God it's annoying, I wanna spend money! Hopefully it will be back in the afternoon or evening cause I'm back in work tomorrow and family over for the week on Saturday so will have no time to take advantage of the awesome sale.

Please work later

fluggy

#225

fluggy said:

Nightmare for kids who were banking on digital downloads. Eshop still down. Surely the rise in traffic could've been anticipated!!!

withoutdk

#226

withoutdk said:

oh man.... i want to buy ducktales now... hope it goes online again soon :D

just got mass effect 3 for 5£ from new... but... ducktales is the main priority when it comes to holiday gaming :D

ajcismo

#227

ajcismo said:

Tried both eShops this morning at 6am (CST) and both are still down. Not a big deal since I have to work anyways. I'll try again this afternoon.

KwazeeKeef

#228

KwazeeKeef said:

Does anyone else keep getting these error messages for their 3DS?
011-8799
007-2100
Does anyone know the difference between there error messages?

thatjediknight

#230

thatjediknight said:

This whole issue is really bumming me out.
I've never owned a Nintendo system, and I received the Zelda 3DS as a Christmas gift. Since the only game I have is Zelda, and it's a download only game- and I can't even play it.
The fact that it's been over 24 hours since I opened it and still can't even download it is making me regret asking for a 3DS for Christmas.
:(

Legromancer

#231

Legromancer said:

thats the thing: Nintendos Online infrastructure is so unreliable that i fear the day i have to do a system transfer.

t1redmonkey

#232

t1redmonkey said:

What a bad first impression this must be giving to all the new Nintendo console/handheld owners out there. Really poor from Nintendo, over 24 hours with basically no online functionality for the vast majority of their customers.

withoutdk

#234

withoutdk said:

@thatjediknight

dont worry... it will work soon... just wait and see... and then you will be satisfied... it works great for us.. and we have not had second thoughs :D it is worth it :D

hang in there :D

withoutdk

#235

withoutdk said:

@t1redmonkey

steam have been down (and they usually have big load) ps network and xbox network as far as i know...

if nintendo has had a very good sale this holiday... then it is obvious that it takes a longer time in fixing the issue... but hopefully it will be soon... :)

nintendo still provides first class entertainment... ;)
people should just give the eshop a rest ;)

meltendo

#236

meltendo said:

System outages are never good. I'm super annoyed I can't get into the e-shop. ..not cool especially if the competition has networks that can handle this stuff better.

MAB

#237

MAB said:

Just thought I would keep everyone updated with how well my WiiU & 3DS eShop, Miiverse & online is working ;)

EarthboundBenjy

#238

EarthboundBenjy said:

The original Wii Shop Channel seems to have some bizarre formatting issues going on. And I was getting constant error messages too.
I wonder if WiiWare is going to become extinct.

Gonzo1

#241

Gonzo1 said:

Good job my boy got a 3DS game to play on his new handheld as otherwise he'd have nothing to do while patiently waiting for his Pokemon download.

Pahvi

#242

Pahvi said:

Thankfully the eShop sales last for two weeks, wasn't it?

GOG.com went practically down for a few hours when they said Fallouts 1,2 and Tactics could be added to your account for free. Steam went practically down just today/yesterday for some time as they told Left4Dead 2 was likewise free to add to your account (an offer that is still ongoing for almost 4 hours or so).

But - definitely not a good first impression for new Wii U/3DS owners, especially if this means they can't download the first Wii U system update (if it isn't patched to the latest version already at the factory).

Nick255

#246

Nick255 said:

I wonder if Nintendo has any plans to fix it by adding additional servers or if they are just planning on waiting until things die down on their own. They might not want to "waste" the money in upgrading their network just so that they can handle the holiday season better.

Kyoushuu

#247

Kyoushuu said:

Loveydoveying hell Nintendo, I tried something different today by buying a 3DS instead of buying a new game for my Vita, and this is what I bloody get? I couldn't even find a copy of MH3U, and now when I try and purchase it on the eShop, it doesn't loveydoveying download because of your D-grade servers? I had a feeling I'd made a mistake. As if it wasn't enough for the eShop to have the worst layout out of all online stores, now we get a variety of random error codes to choose from! How delightful.

Watch the language -Lz

Anguspuss

#248

Anguspuss said:

Still not working. Seriously they were expecting good sales of wii u & 3ds at Christmas. So didnt they think that there might be slightly more poeple on at christmas. (not including people that already have one that are on holliday). Then have sale boxing day. It just amazes me that they have so many analists etc for Sony RROD & Steam. then we have the same bloody problem. Yeah lets all go digital.

jileiisgreat

#250

jileiisgreat said:

I am a big fan of 3ds because the 3d tech used for games, that 3ds is the only console out there that let me play almost all games in 3d. I am glad that so many people try to connect and the sale of 3ds this xmas is probably very good, but nintendo should really think about going online. this could be a wonderful xmas/week for online sales for nintendo had nintendo prepared for the server traffic. and as for me, I am waiting to connect to get EDGE, but for the moment, all I can do is try try try.

ToxieDogg

#251

ToxieDogg said:

2.33pm UK time...and still no 3DS E-Shop. :(

The only thing different to earlier is that I'm getting the error message and can quit back to the menu much quicker now, it was taking about a minute to pop up earlier.

Thankfully I buy physical copies of nearly all of my games. I'd hate to be in a position where I had E-Shop credit, or had received E-shop cards for Xmas and desperately wanted to go on the E-shop and download something but couldn't :(

TenTen

#252

TenTen said:

Hope the eshop comes back online tomorrow, cos I really want to download Bravely Default...
Oh well, I've got KH 1.5 to tide me over until then

Fillytase

#253

Fillytase said:

So regretting not doing my system transfer to XL on Christmas Eve like I could have. :( And I wanna download Ace Attorney... They should have known this would happen. They should have prepared.

No doubt Pokemon Bank/Transporter is partially responsible as well (came out in Japan yesterday), they've removed it from the eShop in response and now have a TBD release date for NA/EU. This is why an essential component of a game should not be a separate download. I don't even mind paying a measely $5 a year for server fees, but obviously EVERYONE was going to want to download this at once. I'm not sure when Nintendo is going to finally figure out how to do online gaming, but I hope it's soon. If they're going to push digital purchases so hard, they had better be ready to back it up with a working service.

MysticX

#255

MysticX said:

@Fillytase I agree with both your points, i was looking forward to downloading Pokémon bank/transporter tomorrow and shifting over all my cool pokémon that are stuck on my white/white2 carts, and now they delay it because Nintendo apparently didn't anticipate more systems than usual selling around Christmas time!

If they want people to use their online stuff, they need to step out of the "2 gameboys with a cable inbetween"-mindset and get a working service set up, sure the other gaming services took a hammering the past few days too, but Nintendo is the only one that's gone belly-up for this long.

element187

#259

element187 said:

I read its the Pokemon bank in the Japanese eshop bringing down the servers... So they removed it.

I can get into the Wii U eShop, but I can't redeem one of the codes I got for Xmas.

vinylandtrinket

#260

vinylandtrinket said:

15.13pm in the UK and still servers are down!
have to say they must have know there was going to be a huge amount of players logging on yesterday and today, so they could have increased the server power.

Element187 are you still able to get online?

element187

#263

element187 said:

We will have the noon update in North America in about an hour and 45 minutes. I really hope they have it ready than so I can pick up some VC goodness. Oh well back to LBW (what an addicting game :)

jos

#264

jos said:

i guessing it be like this for the rest of the week, steam got there system back with in 2- 3 hours :( I would hate to be anyone with a system with just a download code to look at for few days

RedYoshi999

#265

RedYoshi999 said:

Heh, thought it would have been back up by now, but judging by the comments it appears not! Haven't actually had any time to fire up my Wii U/3DS, what with it being Christmas. I'm sure Nintendo staff would like to enjoy their holidays too, and they probably didn't want to upgrade their servers just for a few days of extra traffic.

vinylandtrinket

#268

vinylandtrinket said:

element187. thank you for your reply, we tried it all day yesterday and today and nothing, hopefully someone will post something to tell all us nintendo customer whats going on?

Gioku

#270

Gioku said:

@Goginho: This is why I said "one of". ;)
And besides, with the internet, you can contact people all over the world in seconds... I wouldn't even be having this conversation with you if it weren't for the internet! ;)

Ryankf

#271

Ryankf said:

NYEH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its Dec. 26 WHY U NO FIX IT NINTENDO!!!!!!!! >.<

aaronsullivan

#272

aaronsullivan said:

Yes the bundle people are going to be upset which is a huge PR problem. I haven't been able to play Zelda on my new special edition Zelda 3DS XL. Still, there was enough packed in it for a day and the update downloaded.

Stu13

#273

Stu13 said:

I have a really hard time imagining that there will be any update to the eShop today considering the issues that it's having at the moment. Which isn't a big deal for me, as I got a hard copy of ALBW for xmas. But this has to be unimaginably frustrating for folks who got a new console or eShop cards over the holiday. NoA hasn't tweeted any updates for like, 18 hours now....

ToxieDogg

#275

ToxieDogg said:

Could be worse I suppose...I remember buying the Tales Of Monkey Island bundle in a PSN Xmas sale a couple of years back and then not getting the last four episodes of the game until a whole FORTNIGHT later....the idiots at Sony had only made Episode 1 downloadable :D I can laugh about it now, but it was massively frustrating at the time.

Anguspuss

#279

Anguspuss said:

norwichred said:
This can't be doing Nintendo's rep any good. I'm gagging to download SMB 3

+1 cant wait to play it on the game pad. Been soooooooooo long since I played it

jheath

#281

jheath said:

It's fantastic to see that some of Nintendo's loyal customers are remaining patient and calm during what must be one of the longest outages of online services from Nintendo this year. That being said, I think it is important to remember that online services such as the eShop and MiiVerse are advertised as 'features' of the product that Nintendo sells to consumers. Nintendo should endeavour to ensure that their network has as much uptime as possible and have the necessary resources in place to ensure that their network can cope with sudden spikes in traffic. Yes, most content delivery networks such as PSN, Xbox Live and Steam also undergo busy periods - but I think that the last 24 hour has demonstrated that Nintendo either does not know what it is doing, or alternatively is demonstrably being ignorant of the real requirements for supporting their online network services. This is the time of year where thousands of new potential customers are boarding the Nintendo ship - and with the sudden rise in digital download codes and exclusive console bundles that Nintendo has been pushing - this can only leave a sour taste in allot of new customers mouths. Hopefully, this is a learning experience for Nintendo, and hopefully they implement some network load balancing and scalable computing resources in the years to come.

Spoony

#282

Spoony said:

I finally got in, with no problems. Put in two eShop cards and started a download. Should be getting up for everyone now I imagine.

Anguspuss

#283

Anguspuss said:

At least it means more users. Bigger install base hopefully transfer to more games. If sale is success (some great deals) then hopefully get more deals on digital games.

Spoony

#284

Spoony said:

Also, patience is a virtue. They sold a lot of units for both consoles this year. How are they to know how many units were held back for months as Christmas presents? Not to mention almost all of the Pokemon fans trying to get dat bank action going fer reeeeels doh. Calm down, stop hating, you will get your games. DOOM! DOOM AND GLOOM I TELL YOU! MUST HATE ON DER NINTERNDOOOOOSSS!!!

HandheldGuru97

#287

HandheldGuru97 said:

eShop is still down for me on my 3DS and when I last checked yesterday so is the Wii U eShop. Well at least I have Rune Factory 4 to keep me busy until its working again (wouldn't mind putting my $20 eShop card in though!!!!!!!)

Finntendo

#288

Finntendo said:

BUT ME! BUT ME WANTS NOW! ME ME ME! NOW NOW NOW!

...yes, I'd like to download RE:R for Wii U, but I guess I have to wait. Whining does nothing, except annoy others. But it does amaze me, why do big upgrades/adds on during the holidays when stress over servers is high anyways? Why not to release those Pokethingies a week later? (I'm sorry, never played Pokemons, so don't really know the fuss). Or Miiverse for 3ds.

Thankfully I downloaded those 1.99 games for WiiU a few days ago and still have Bravely Default to play.

jos

#289

jos said:

miiverse is back on wiiu. eshop and sw updates still still dead pushing 40 hours or more now

edcomics

#290

edcomics said:

The whole "Free Digital Download" thing is a real mistake, in my opinion. I can't believe you can buy a new system "bundle" and then not have either a physical or digital copy of the game in-hand. You're buying a promise of a game, and right now people can't cash in on that promise. What a disaster. And then there's the eShop, etc... I want access, but I can't get on. shakes head Don't they plan ahead?

Gioku

#291

Gioku said:

Since Miiverse is working now, I think that's a good sign. And apparently some people are managing to get in - I'm gonna try again here in a few minutes...

PadWarrior

#292

PadWarrior said:

Wii U | eShop Original Software, Downloadable Content and Demos

Dr. Luigi (Nintendo | $14.99) Upcoming 12/31
Castlestorm (Zen Studios | $TBC)

Wii U | Virtual Console

Super Puch-Out!! (Nintendo | SNES | $7.99)

Wii U | Sales

ZombiU (Ubisoft | $41.99 until 12/31, then $59.99)
Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft | $27.99 until 12/31, then $39.99)
Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft | $34.99 until 12/31, then $49.99)
Rabbids Land (Ubisoft | $34.99 until 12/31, then $49.99)
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 (Ubisoft | $34.99 until 12/31, then $49.99)
ESPN Sports Connection (Ubisoft | $34.99 until 12/31, then $49.99)
Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition (WayForward | $7.49 until 01/02, then $9.99)
Mighty Switch Force 2 (WayForward | $4.49 until 01/02, then $5.99)

Nintendo 3DS | eShop Original Software, Downloadable Content and Demos

Bird Mania Christmas 3D (Teyon | $TBC)
Cubit: The Hardcore Platformer Robot (CoderChild | $TBC)
EDGE (Two Tribes | $TBC)

Nintendo 3DS | Sales

Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus | $29.99 until 01/06, then $49.99)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked (Atlus | $19.99 until 01/06, then $29.99)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor: Soul Hackers (Atlus | $19.99 until 01/06, then $29.99)
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Titan (Atlus | $19.99 until 01/06, then $29.99)
Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (Atlus | $29.99 until 01/06, then $49.99)
Code of Princess (Atlus | $19.99 until 01/06, then $29.99)
Mighty Switch Force (WayForward | $4.49 until 01/02, then $5.99)
Mighty Switch Force 2 (WayForward | $4.49 until 01/02, then $5.99)
Rayman Origins (Ubisoft | $20.99 until 12/31, then $29.99)
Rayman 3D (Ubisoft | $20.99 until 12/31, then $29.99)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars (Ubisoft | $20.99 until 12/31, then $29.99)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D (Ubisoft | $20.99 until 12/31, then $29.99)
Rabbids Travel in Time (Ubisoft | $20.99 until 12/31, then $29.99)
Petz Fantasy 3D (Ubisoft | $20.99 until 12/31, then $29.99)

Nintendo 3DS | Virtual Console

Mario Tennis (Nintendo | Game Boy Color | $4.99)

faustcoolio

#296

faustcoolio said:

Thanks God I updated WiiU software 2 weeks before rapping it for Christmas.
I can imagine frustration ppl have receiving WiiU on C. day and not being able to use it. I think Nintendo should offer free downloads to ppl registering their consoles right after network is back on.

readyletsgo

#297

readyletsgo said:

Christ this is beyond ridiculous at this stage, 2 days the eshop down no word from Ninty since this story was put up, not a good first impression at all! I know it'll be back but I would say there is a lot of new owners of WiiUs and 3DSs feeling buyers regret at this stage now. Especially ones who bought just system with download only pack in games.

cheleuitte

#299

cheleuitte said:

Nintendo is working to fix this issue as soon as possible, every minute that passes is less money in the online store eShop!!

Giygas_95

#300

Giygas_95 said:

I wish they'd at least send NL the details for the weekly shop update so I could find out if they're adding SMB3 today (or whenever the shop is back).

Let's hope this doesn't happen every Christmas.

Phocks5

#302

Phocks5 said:

I got 50 bucks to spend and no way to spend it. Worst of all, I'm deploying overseas in a couple of days. If this doesn't get fixed soon I may have to wait months to spend this card.

Luna-Harmony

#305

Luna-Harmony said:

Not very good is it nintendo ... i remember the same thing last xmas with the eshop tut tut. PS3 gets the same issues when a new game comes out to many people goto the online store and the servers can't handle it.
It's a shame as so many new people to wiiu will be angry trying to hook unto shop.
Last time this year it had not been long since the wii u came out and nintendo took there feet off the gas pedal with games. Nintendo need to work there socks off now ! for 2months solid to pouch the wii u and wii u shop games.

Why i say that is ps4 & xbone won't have any good games until march time so nintendo have to fill the void fast. Put neogeo, n64, gamecube games on shop .

Technosphile

#309

Technosphile said:

eShop has been no-go for me since Christmas morning, Miiverse wasn't working on the U earlier today, and now there's no connecting to the 007 Legends server.

The hell, Nintendo.

Darth_Pascal

#310

Darth_Pascal said:

My mom bought my 5 year old nephew a 2DS. I got her to buy him an eShop card instead of buying a physical game. He's still waiting to play with his christmas gift...

skydive

#311

skydive said:

i believe very strongly that the ceo / person in charge of profit margin to customer satisfaction failed nintendo. This said person should be fired he/she costed nintendo my business and i'm sure others as well. I'll be returning all nintendo products back for refund. I hope next time some one at nintend'doh can do the basic math if X number of units sell in November December then we will have to get Y amount of bandwidth to handle the flow or loose and or have customers with buyers REGRET. Thanks for spoiling my children s Christmas and wasting my time... ps thanks for the patience in reading this ho ho ho merry Christmas.

Lindragon58

#312

Lindragon58 said:

I got both the Wii u and the 3ds and I have to play without updates without online without my two digital download zelda games. I was hoping it would be fixed by today but still nothin

PinkSpider

#313

PinkSpider said:

@DrMonk Your not paying for it at all, and facebook is always going funny, and to be honest the sooner that site shuts down the better

@dumedum yea but ps3 is free ps4 you pay for but i dont know about that service

@skydive probably best get an xbox one and pay 60 notes a year for there online service

skydive

#314

skydive said:

@PinkSpider that sounds about right taking the 3 3ds xl back and buying an xbox one today or tomorrow, My kids will have to share with dad now :) thanks for the advice.

PinkSpider

#315

PinkSpider said:

@skydive was being sarcastic, hope you got some spare cash 500 notes for the console plus 60 notes for live plus 60 notes for a game and another 45 notes for a contoller ;)

SparkOfSpirit

#316

SparkOfSpirit said:

To add some salt to the wound, we didn't even get SMB3 or ALTTP today in NA.

Oh, NOA, you sure are something else. :D

Brodeany

#317

Brodeany said:

Wow, after managing to get on assuming it was alright now, I added funds with a $30 (NZD) eshop card only to have an error message... Now when I put it in again it just says "That code has already been used...." You have got to be kidding me, I think I'm going to have to contact Nintendo of Australia for this one.

paburrows

#318

paburrows said:

I'm trying to get on to both do a Wii Wii U transfer and to download some stuff off the 3DS eshop. I actually at one point got on but it cut out part way through, I've actually gotten onto the 3DS eshop a couple times but it cuts out when I try downloading. It like trying to call into a radio contest with all of the attempts I'm making! LOL I noticed that the 3DS eshop doesn't have Super Mario 3. Although maybe they are waiting til things calm down? Anyways I noticed that Project X Zone is on sale for $15.99!

twadezelda3dsxl

#321

twadezelda3dsxl said:

I finally got onto the eshop 5 minutes ago and Poke Bank and Poke Transfer were on there but I didn't look at them what I looked at was Super Mario Bros 3 and I got onto the part for it where you choose "More Details", "Trailers" & "Purchase Software". I clicked on Purchase Software and a loading screen came up. After being on the loading screen for about 2 minutes it came up with an error code and told me to restart the eshop. Now I'm back to square 1. Thanks Nintendo
EDIT! I just had the exact same thing happen a second time on the same system but I haven't had any luck with the Zelda 3DS XL I had yesterday but at least I have had access which is more than some people are getting.
EDIT 2! I just got on there a third time and checked Poke Bank and according to the eshop the release date is TBD.

turnmebackwards

#325

turnmebackwards said:

Still can't get on the eshop got a 3DS XL for Christmas been wanting to take a look at the eshop since Christmas just tried again no luck.

grumblegrumble

#326

grumblegrumble said:

Error Code: 005-4240. Funny, too, since it worked for me all the way up until the new 3DS e-shop additions this morning. Nintendo really needs to upgrade their servers to maximize connectivity. They are simply losing money on this.

PS Also got Error Code 005-4040

ToxieDogg

#327

ToxieDogg said:

7.25pm UK time....still can't get on the E-shop. Heading towards 48 hours since I was last able to access it now.

I had best be able to download Steamworld Dig whilst it's discounted, or I'm NOT going to be very happy. :(

PinkSpider

#328

PinkSpider said:

I wonder if Nintendo will offer any kind of compensation for the trouble that people have had over Xmas

Shell189

#329

Shell189 said:

@cookiex There IS a away to get on the store :) if u load up mii universe, select a game there, then click on- more info. It Has the store bag icon next to it. That takes me to the store everytime :) on wii u btw. They have a sale on right now so better be quick

Sceptic

#334

Sceptic said:

@PinkSpider: Yeah, that'll be the day.

What I really don't get is why you get odd error codes when you can't connect.

Shame about the WiiU Sports promo too. Ah, Nintendo.

MeWario

#335

MeWario said:

This is pathetic Nintendo! I'm going on holiday in a few hours and I'm going to completely miss out on the specials! :(

ToxieDogg

#336

ToxieDogg said:

@Shell189 Doesn't work, I've tried it. It's the 3DS E-Shop I'm trying to get onto, I can get onto Miiverse fine but if I try and access the E-Shop in any way, I just get the error codes. :( I've already downloaded all the stuff I want from the Wii U E-Shop sale on Monday, everything was working fine then though (on both 3DS and Wii U).

Anguspuss

#340

Anguspuss said:

My biggest issue isnt system down or overloaded servers. Its the bloody stupid error codes. If you dont know what the issue is your going have people thinking there is problem with console internet connection etc etc.

How hard is it to put a simple message instead. Miiverse works internet works etc.

Nintendo arent the only ones guilty of stupid error codes when the problem isnt with your connection equipment etc.

TenTen

#341

TenTen said:

uhh...got onto the eshop, redeemed Bravely Default code, past the first loading screen, and then an error on the next...

KillerGBH

#342

KillerGBH said:

lol same , i can connect to eshop but cant buy anything it froze up , well i guess its a beginning ^^

Brodeany

#343

Brodeany said:

Ok thankfully my balance is actually now $30 so I don't have to worry about that. Just gotta wait a while until I buy anything.

Shell189

#344

Shell189 said:

I don't think it'll work for the 3ds I said the wii u. It can take a while to load so don't quit. Mines not letting me on it now either, just keep trying what I said and ull be on at sum point

Judgedean

#345

Judgedean said:

If u get an error code when entering a code, just come out of eshop and reopen eshop and you will see it added.

TenTen

#346

TenTen said:

This reminds me of trying for Glastonbury Festival tickets...every now and then, you may get through, but only to be met by another error...

Anguspuss

#347

Anguspuss said:

ARGHH you

Got on added money tried buy SMB3 then kicked off.

Its like advert for American Pickers on History Channel.

Can we come in Hell yeah
Can we buy anthing hell no.
Watch the language please — TBD

Shell189

#348

Shell189 said:

U can buy just fine btw. If u buy it, it won't let u buy it again so there's nothing to worry about. Just gotta get kicked off a few times in between lol

suburban_sensei

#349

suburban_sensei said:

I have some eshop points coming in (from BestBuy.com/ $20 for $16 deal), and I want to get NES remix, so I hope these problems are sorted out soon.

vinylandtrinket

#350

vinylandtrinket said:

i think Nintendo should extend any offers they had on the eshop for a few more days seeing as NO ONE can get online!

MeWario

#351

MeWario said:

@vinylandtrinket I agree! I'm not going to be back from the beach till the third of Jan and am clearly going to miss out on a few of the specials I was dying to get

PinkSpider

#352

PinkSpider said:

@MeWario Im sure if you connect your 3DS to the internet where you are you will get to download the games you want still coz the 3ds is region locked to your country all you need is the internet. Its not like if you went abroad you would get the games in french or german etc

vinylandtrinket

#354

vinylandtrinket said:

mewario , we had no idea there was free stuff until i came on here to find out if it was our wii u or a server problem,
seeing as Nintendo can not fix the problems in time the compensation they should offer is extending the deadline for these downloads

Pinkspider we've been trying since yesterday with a 3ds and wii u to get on the server

PinkSpider

#355

PinkSpider said:

What I dont get is for my Wii U, netflix works, the browser works and Miiverse works so why doesnt the eshop?

TenEighty

#356

TenEighty said:

Not only can my son not download games with his new 2DS, my other kid can't play Swap Force without it freezing on the Wii. Do these big companies not test and prepare before releasing their products?

Anguspuss

#359

Anguspuss said:

"The outage is just one of several that occurred during the last few days, as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and Steam also experienced disruptions in service around Christmas.

We've reached out to Nintendo about the issue and will update this article with more information as we receive it."

Didnt evil microsoft want DL only for XBOX ONE. We all want digital only they cry EA Origins PSN XBOX Live nintendo (tho we arent sure)

Then get it to bloody work

Gonzo1

#360

Gonzo1 said:

Error code info that actually relates to the problem would be nice. The eShop is down, but the error message goes on about poor wifi etc.

jileiisgreat

#363

jileiisgreat said:

yeah, like I might eventually go to sleep and hope for tomorrow, for once I am happy to choose 3ds over a lot other console with exclusive games, now I am really thinking all big companies are the same.

Spoony

#364

Spoony said:

It's been two days. Two days with tons of other stuff going on. You people bring out the pitchforks on Nintendo faster than the PSPhanbois and Xbooxsnoobs. Dayum people, wipe up the froth.

ScaryBoo1998

#366

ScaryBoo1998 said:

I want to download A Link Between Worlds which came bundled with my Golden 3DS XL, but I can't because the eShop is unavailable... >:(

Anguspuss

#367

Anguspuss said:

Spoony said:
@Anguspuss
Or, you know, relax and wait it out.

Got 8 month old baby girl with cold & teething. i want to play castlestorm in between crying baby waking up. No proper sleep for 4 dayssssssssssssss.
Coffee chocolate & beer can only go so far. How can I have 100 channels Sat tv from uk & Romania & there is still nothing on.

What I need is more coffee

Spoony

#368

Spoony said:

@PinkSpider

Right? Bust out them AR cards. Take it for a walk and rack up those coins. Make some Miis of your family and friends. See if you can get someone (or yourself) to take you to some SpotPass zones. Have fun with it. Wii U people, ummmm, watch a movie or ten?

PinkSpider

#369

PinkSpider said:

You can still play games on your Wii U or have all the new Wii U buyers gone digital all of a sudden

Spoony

#370

Spoony said:

@Anguspuss

As a new father (13 month old) all I can say is... sleep between crying. You are only going to work yourself up getting frustrated when the baby cries and you have to stop to go take care of it. Also, go in and just be AWE STRUCK OVER THE LIFE YOU HAVE BROUGHT INTO THIS WORLD AND STOP WHINING ABOUT NEEDING GAMES DUDE WTF.

PinkSpider

#371

PinkSpider said:

also if you have a screaming 8 month old baby the last of your worries should be if you can get on the internet on your console....

ToxieDogg

#373

ToxieDogg said:

@PinkSpider Rightttt. So if you've bought a Zelda Wind Waker HD Wii U that only came with a download code, or a Zelda 3DS (that again only came with a download code), you should be grateful that you can do all kinds of other stuff asides from actually play the new game you bought the damn console to play? Not everyone will have bought other games to play, either can't afford them until after Xmas or didn't think they'd need them. Yeah, people like me got plenty of other games we can play so we're just being moaners, I really feel bad for some of the new guys who basically have a console with no game and no way of getting their game yet though.

PinkSpider

#374

PinkSpider said:

Your just have to deal with it then, that's modern technology for you its not always reliable.. Sorry

ZeroniaZap

#375

ZeroniaZap said:

Still waiting for the eShop. Hoping it will be back on soon since I really want to go online on pokemon X

Anguspuss

#376

Anguspuss said:

Spoony I only Sleep 5 hours a day so Im fine my wife slightly not so. Good side & bad side is i do go through books tv games quite fast.

Dont think we will get away with opening presents at 3pm after this year tho.

yokokazuo

#378

yokokazuo said:

After a few tries I was finally able to purchase something on my Japanese Wii U, however I can only get as far as the "next" part(right after tapping purchase) before I get an error on my NA one...

And I got an error downloading Thracia on my Japanese Wii U...

Night_Reaper77

#379

Night_Reaper77 said:

I purchased 2DS for kiddo and no network to download game, videos or demos. Feeling that we are getting off to a bad start with this console I think we will return it to Walmart today. I'm not going to be insulted by Nintendo on a Xmas present that my 6 year old wanted so bad. Even if I have to argue with the manager they will take back the Eshop card and all, trust me :)

FJOJR

#380

FJOJR said:

Yikes. Glad I got Zelda and Batman physically now. Looks like someone tipped over Nintendo's Pokemon cash cow on Christmas and now everyone is crying over the spilled milk.

withoutdk

#381

withoutdk said:

@Night_Reaper77

have a bit of understanding... the pokemon bank has messed it all up.
and by all people spamming the eshop does not help.. wait and then enjoy... use your time on something else... there will be plenty of time for gaming in the future...
why so "i need it all.. and i need it all now... now now now!!!!"

i am scandinavian... and i am patient.... give them a break.

Fillytase

#383

Fillytase said:

@Night_Reaper77 I totally agree that it's not fair your kid can't enjoy his/her new Christmas gift yet, but the eShop should be back up in a few days, tops. It sucks, but it seems like it would suck more for you to return it if it's something he/she wanted that badly :( Don't make the kid's Christmas worse by returning his/her gift just because you're a little too proud to wait it out.

JaySonsa1298

#384

JaySonsa1298 said:

OMG Nintendo needs to work harder to repair the servers. I would be a bit more patient, but i'm from NYC;patience isn't even a word here lol. But really couldn't they've just adjusted the servers ahead of time? And now people are returning the very systems that caused this in the first place.

withoutdk

#385

withoutdk said:

@JaySonsa1298

as far as i know... then it was the pokemon bank being the culprit.... but why it continues not to work.... well.. i dont know.. we just have to hang in there :)

Anguspuss

#386

Anguspuss said:

Yeahhhh well half yeahhhhhh got on & bought three things in sale before kicked off. Glad to play SMB3 again but NES games are okay on game pad. But ZELDA & SMW look stunning on the pad.

SMB3
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
DuckTales Remastered

KillerGBH

#388

KillerGBH said:

The outage is just one of several that occurred during the last few days, as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and Steam also experienced disruptions in service around Christmas. i guess not only Nintendo got problem

JaySonsa1298

#389

JaySonsa1298 said:

But I still find it ironic that people are returning the very systems that caused all this to happen. Nintendo basically shot themselves with their own gun

swordx

#391

swordx said:

@Night_Reaper77
Wow...just wow...You're insulted by a mistake? I, as a member of the human race, am insulted tha you're one of us. People need to be patient. I assure you Nintendo is more upset about this than you; they're losing money!

withoutdk

#392

withoutdk said:

@JaySonsa1298

i felt the same... until i got a sweet deal on games for 5£ each... that is... around 6$ :D then i was pleased and with mario 1,2 ,3 and all that... thrilled :D

it is worth it in the end :D

jos

#394

jos said:

@KillerGBH

yes but steam was back up and running within hour or two, Nintendo being offline with over 2 days now with no sign of it being any different tomorrow,
seen sony sort there issue pretty fast too

element187

#395

element187 said:

I was able to redeem a code my kid brother gave me for Xmas (Pokemon rumble. Never played a Pokemon game before)

I can get the download started, but it gets to like 90% downloaded before hitting an error... I attempted twice.. M going to try a third time.

element187

#397

element187 said:

Also, I was about to buy castlestorm. I got to the point where it asked for my credit card, but with how shakey the shop is, I'm going to hold off

MeWario

#398

MeWario said:

@PinkSpider I wouldn't be complaining if It was as simple as that! Most people don't have internet when they're camping at the beach, do they? I'm sick of some of these comments preaching patience... Some of us can't afford to be patient.

cfgk24

#400

cfgk24 said:

Yay! It updated my Credit after 2 hours! Finally on the Castle storm purchase page! :)
. . . lol kicked off again :)

Anguspuss

#401

Anguspuss said:

cfgk24 said:
Yay! It updated my Credit after 2 hours! Finally on the Castle storm purchase page! :)
. . . lol kicked off again :)

Castle storm must be popular as it kicked me off twice now. :)

PinkSpider

#402

PinkSpider said:

@MeWario I wasn't having a go it was called a ''suggestion''
on a separate note Makes me laugh really people are quick to get rid of something that works that is having a hiccup but something like your x box 360 gets the red ring of death and you repeatedly replace the console with a new one. Joke...

element187

#403

element187 said:

I'm thankful my wife got me the physical release of LBW... What a stellar game. It certainly deserves all those 9's and 10's... Although it's hard for me to say its better than SM3DW that some on here have claimed. ( I say that as a bigger Zelda fan and a so so Mario fan)... These two games are without a doubt my #1 and #2 games of the new generation so far on any system. So cheers to Nintendo for making such great games :)

@Night_Reaper77 I sympathize with your child. I picked up a 2DS for my nephew for Xmas, and I was trying to put $40 on his eshop account so we could download so,ethint last night, but it was down. So I gave him my copy of Luigis Mansion to keep him occupied. you should go pick up a physical game for your son so he has something to play until Nintendo sorts out there network issues... If I recall the same thing happened last year. I was really bummed because I wanted to play my Wii u my wife bought me last year, so I had to wait until the 26th to go to walmart to grab Assassins Creed 3. Seems silly to return a system that will give thousands of hours of pure gaming bliss over the next several years because of a temporary outage that happened to almost every company.

Btw I was able to get Pokemon rumble U to start downloading finally. You just have to keep trying over and over again and eventually it lets you in.

cfgk24

#404

cfgk24 said:

@Anguspuss Castlestorm Miiverse Community is up and Running! but only 1 Player post lol! probably the only person that' s managed to download it yet :) - I'm not complaining about this - The Eshop is not broken, it's just busy and we have to Queue up outside to wait our turn to get in. . . :)

MAB

#405

MAB said:

Getting closer to 500 comments... NL would be happy if the eShop stayed down all year (1 billion comments) just for site traffic ;)

MAB update: Mine still works fine... I have been downloading all those games that Americans want off the European eShop ;)

Anguspuss

#406

Anguspuss said:

@cfgk24 I gave up now playing one game I managed to get Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara but cant work out where put my coins in console. :P maybee i need to buy them from e shop.

I-U

#407

I-U said:

I don't feel Nintendo has been very prepared for this generation at all, and it's almost inexcusable considering what's available to them after the success of the Wii and DS. I haven't been on the eShop yet, but Miiverse has been working fine for me. I can see Pokémon Bank getting delayed when it already should have been available in late October. Again, unprepared.

Sceptic

#408

Sceptic said:

Whichever way you look at it, this is an epic fail for Nintendo. And yeah, IIRC this happened last year too and for several lengthy periods during the year (but thanks to the random error messages I had no idea where the problem was).

But who's surprised. Nintendo have turned denial into a business plan. I'm sure the first report from the server farm admins was "no, our servers are just fine, thank you very much."

@PinkSpider: It's called consumer confidence.

cfgk24

#411

cfgk24 said:

@element187 Ha Ha! :) Still - I'm looking forward to this - I gave his post a Yeah! (Yeahs are so much better than Likes don't you think?)

PinkSpider

#412

PinkSpider said:

LOL Really? Confidence after 2 Xbox's fail on you, my mate went through 8. I'll never by another XBox again, never had a problem with a Nintendo console, this is a just blip in the server and will be sorted.

Anguspuss

#414

Anguspuss said:

PinkSpider said:
LOL Really? Confidence after 2 Xbox's fail on you, my mate went through 8. I'll never by another XBox again, never had a problem with a Nintendo console, this is a just blip in the server and will be sorted.

I had 5 2 RROD & 3 slims first one sent back got another one then it died again overheating then fixed then dead. The great MS service answer well its under warrenty. The slims actually spent more time at MS than it did under TV.

element187

#415

element187 said:

@PinkSpider "gamers" are so hypocritical. Playstation network (hacked) was down for a month, yet nobody made the same exclamations that they are returning the device and never buying from them again.... No, of course not, it's only because it's Nintendo they do this toward.... As you mentioned the red ring of death is even more egregious.. But nope, instead of boycotting Xbox, they go and buy 4 or 5 replacement boxes over the course of 7 years.

cfgk24

#417

cfgk24 said:

@Pink Spider I have 8 Nintendo Consoles - not 1 of them has ever failed :)

Sigh - The eShop Xmas music is starting to get on my nerves . . lol

element187

#418

element187 said:

A few day wait is far more acceptable then having to wait weeks for a replacement console or an entire month because they got hacked.

element187

#419

element187 said:

@JaySonsa1298 I agree that's my only complaint here. Nintendo should put out a press release that it will be back up around such and such.. It would make me stop retrying a million times to download my Xmas present

PinkSpider

#420

PinkSpider said:

@element187 agreed, I have no idea how anyone would put up with there games console constantly breaking.

@cfgk24 yeah i still have my original nes, snes n64 and GC plus all my hand helds and they all still work

Microsoft are a joke, Nintendo need to be given some slack. I bet if Nintendo started offering compensation the same people would be saying Nintendo are amazing....just can't win

Anguspuss

#421

Anguspuss said:

Seeing as its been down two days now & important days for N. In their own wors the holliday this year was really important for wii u. The least they can do is other a free dl game or discount

cfgk24

#422

cfgk24 said:

Oops - I just dropped my Nintendo 2DS down the stairs - it bounced a lot and - completely no damage and all working fine!!! lol
I do have an Xbox - but I only got it for Gears of War 3 - it stays switched off these days - I was looking forward to playing World Of Tanks on it - but the gameplay ends up being dull when you just get sniped by an artillery shell tom a tank you have no way of knowing is there - and therefore there is no strategy in what should be a prime strategy game. . . . Xbox live account is annoying - but I understand the need for a Paid for server. . .

Nintonic

#425

Nintonic said:

I hope they get it back up and running soon. I can't imagine the money they are losing.

unrandomsam

#426

unrandomsam said:

@jos Steam was just a 10 minute problem for me at one point (I suspect they have the ability to add capacity on a temporary basis).
Nintendo could have avoided a significant amount of this by releasing as much as possible earlier. (Myself I want Super Mario Bros 3 before my next spell of travelling which means Saturday Morning at the latest).

unrandomsam

#427

unrandomsam said:

@cfgk24 I managed to wear out a circle pad in less than a few months just casual play of Mario Tennis Open (Got it replaced under warranty but that should have been impossible.)

Up to the Gamecube was made properly. Wii and 3DS definately not.

unrandomsam

#428

unrandomsam said:

Is there anyway to get a priority connection ? (Should be totally simple to buy Super Mario Bros 3). Is the Nintendo Zone system seperate ? (i.e if I go to one tomorrow do I have a better chance ?)

cfgk24

#429

cfgk24 said:

@unrandomsam - My launch day Black 3DS is still going strong - although my Circle pad is no longer 'round' lol - it's gone a bit 'egg shaped' - I use it every day - not difficult to replace :). . In Japan - you could buy sets of new and different coloured buttons for the 3DS - I like to see the special edition coloured consoles with contrasting button colours :) Here's to Ninety announcing something special in the New year in terms of Special Edition Consoles in Europe :)

jos

#430

jos said:

@unrandomsam
2 - 3 hours for normal steam service to resume
I got time outs trying grab left for dead and got through after 30 mins,
@unrandomsam
wow I have had my 3DS since launch and also played Mario tennis but my circle pad still fine, but the gamecube sticks were the best, better than what they used on the wii /wiiu,

I glad they decided not to use them on the gamepad like the prototypes had,

Anguspuss

#431

Anguspuss said:

PinkSpider said:
@Anguspuss A whole 2 days, did ,microsoft give you tons of free stuff after you went through half a dozen xbox's

A year of xbox live for the slims breaking down.

swordx

#433

swordx said:

lols Someone said the Wii and 3DS weren't built well. I haven't had any problems with mine. The only Ninty console NOT built well was the NES.

Bluepiikachu

#434

Bluepiikachu said:

Mario Kart DS User in DSLite. My buttons are still working and after many drops, my console still works (: (Believe me, I was and am a hardcore Mario Kart player :P)

KillerGBH

#436

KillerGBH said:

woot finally i bought new game and download it after few tries ^^, enjoy ur new game. im sure they will give us compensation for that outage. Nintendo care about us have fun all :)

SuperiorTech

#437

SuperiorTech said:

@element187
"Playstation network (hacked) was down for a month, yet nobody made the same exclamations that they are returning the device and never buying from them again...."

Are you kidding me? There were tons of people whining, crying and saying they were done with Playstation and would switch to Xbox in the comments section every time an article popped up about the hacking issue.

Stu13

#438

Stu13 said:

I had not even attempted to access the eShop since all of this started, but curiosity got the best of me just now. 5 seconds from opening the app til error message. I counted.

jos

#441

jos said:

nintendo updated their twitter, but info on to when things will be back

We apologize for the continued interruption of Nintendo eShop service and are working to resolve the situation. Thanks for your patience.

unrandomsam

#442

unrandomsam said:

@DarkwingLz Thing i have noticed is everything seems to work better in those places I dunno why. (Fairly sure it isn't my connection). And stuff like browsing is pretty slow in those places but when it comes to anything else it seems like it has some sort of priority access.

Still a stupid problem we have (Sane thing to do would be to release as much as possible last week so the load would be less. Marketing type people probably don't see that sort of thing as good but at the end of the day I can see some very annoyed parents just taking the Wii U back and getting a PS4 (That the kid actually wanted anyway instead).

Bikeage

#443

Bikeage said:

Wii Shop worked fine last night when I was totally smashed on eggnog and bought Digital Champ Battle Boxing and Family Mini Golf without a problem.

Nintendude789

#447

Nintendude789 said:

Damn it. I really wanted to get Edge on 3DS. I have the money, but the eShop is temporarily dead. Patience is the word.

But that's also a good sign that Nintendo did a great job this holiday season, but not as good as PS4 and Xbone.

swordx

#449

swordx said:

Ummm I got on and tried adding my $50 card...it didn't work. Tried again, and it says my card is used...

sing7784

#451

sing7784 said:

@swordx

Same happened to me took about 30 minutes to show my true balance. Though i've seen others in thread saying it took them two hours.

EDIT: typo

sing7784

#452

sing7784 said:

It being down is actually helping me since I can't pick between getting Project X Zone and the GBC of Harvest Moon...OR..just Harvest Moon: A Tale of Two Cities.

sleepinglion

#453

sleepinglion said:

I see from Miiverse that some US users have managed to buy Super Punch-Out... but for me (when I manage to get into the shop) it says ' loading' where the price should be and freezes after a bit.
I'd highly recommend not trying to add eShop cards to your balance until you see your store functioning properly. On that note, Target will honor Best Buy's price of 20% off eShop cards this week, but you'll need to show them an ad or pull it up on your smartphone and head to the customer service desk for the price adjustment.
Good luck, all! Hopefully this means the 3DS and Wii U's sold like crazy this year!

Phocks5

#454

Phocks5 said:

Well on the bright side, the e-shop went from just popping up with errors to "currently under maintenance." Hopefully not much longer...

JaySonsa1298

#458

JaySonsa1298 said:

@McFox So it took them ALLLLL this time to start the actual server repair. How is it taking this long. I know that it must be hard but i've heard of instances on other online stores where server issues were solved in mere hours.

lordgorgane

#460

lordgorgane said:

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company International have postponed the launch of Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter - two software applications that were originally scheduled to launch for Nintendo 3DS on Dec. 27 - due to a large volume of traffic to the Nintendo Network service. Due to the high traffic, players are having trouble setting up Nintendo Network IDs and downloading content in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. We truly regret the inconvenience, and wish to reassure everyone that providing a solution is our top priority. We apologize for the delay and thank you for your continued patience. soo yeah..

123akis

#462

123akis said:

on the Nintendo network status website, click details and it says:

"Service is currently suspended due to server maintenance.
We apologise for the inconvenience, and thank you for your
patience.

Time of Fault:
From (approx.) Friday, 27 December 2013 01:30 -
Still occurring"

So it looks like the eshop will be back soon!

sing7784

#465

sing7784 said:

@JaySonsa

You cant just make new servers, routers or w/e other network upgrades they need appear outta nowhere. So they prob had to go buy these before they could even start thinking about fixing the problem which hopefully they are doing right now.

Lostininsanity

#467

Lostininsanity said:

Hey, is it working for everyone else? Cause I just downloaded the Wind Waker HD/Hyrule Historia thing, and also Earthbound. Hopefully it works for the rest of you so you all can feel as happy as I am right now.
...Somehow I feel like I'm being insensitive.

Jimmie12345

#468

Jimmie12345 said:

This is funny. The real funny thing is Sony and Microsoft were prepared for the launch of PS4 and XBOX and are not experiencing these issues. Sounds like somebody at Nintendo should get fired for this. I was a die hard Nintendo fan until the WII came out and now have come back purchasing a WIIU for my family. Nintendo should at least offer free game uploads for this mistake.

Gioku

#469

Gioku said:

Just got a message that the "eShop is undergoing maintenance", so that's good! Looks like they're finally fixing it! :)

yokokazuo

#470

yokokazuo said:

I am currently downloading Nes Remix and it loaded faster than it had been earlier today so I think it's fixed now.

Brother_Jolteon

#471

Brother_Jolteon said:

undergoing maintenance is good. now they better release pokemon bank tomorrow. my kalos dex is complete in pokemon x and my unova national dex is complete in black 2 so they need to release bank so i can get my shiny charm

QuickSilver88

#472

QuickSilver88 said:

Well it does suck that this is happening right when everyone is opening their new machines and trying to get their pack in downloads like the Zelda bundles and such.....I think this is likely more related to them going live with the PokeCloud in japan than just high user demand.....the system already has high utilzation with millions of 3DS being sold every month so its more likely they launched this new service and it threw a wrench in the works............Also before totally ripping Nintendo....lets just remember when PSN got hacked (twice) it was down for extended periods both times (like what a month the first time)....Target got totally pawned a few days ago, and also our glorious government after 3 years and $700mil still can't get the healthcare exchange website right.....so just chilll....play whatever games you got and lets hope the service is back up soon!

QuickSilver88

#473

QuickSilver88 said:

Well it does suck that this is happening right when everyone is opening their new machines and trying to get their pack in downloads like the Zelda bundles and such.....I think this is likely more related to them going live with the PokeCloud in japan than just high user demand.....the system already has high utilzation with millions of 3DS being sold every month so its more likely they launched this new service and it threw a wrench in the works............Also before totally ripping Nintendo....lets just remember when PSN got hacked (twice) it was down for extended periods both times (like what a month the first time)....Target got totally pawned a few days ago, and also our glorious government after 3 years and $700mil still can't get the healthcare exchange website right.....so just chilll....play whatever games you got and lets hope the service is back up soon!

Mytoemytoe

#474

Mytoemytoe said:

Nintendo had a really good chance to earn some momentum and have blown it with this server mess. Sad to see because the Wii U is just getting started and the 3DS is as strong as any system out there.

They can earn it back by releasing SMB3 and Zelda LTTP now as a free gift for this debacle. Not that they would.

Lostininsanity

#475

Lostininsanity said:

Wait...it's working fine for me. Where do you guys live? Maybe I just got lucky, but I doubt I could've stayed on for the full 10 minutes it took me without being kicked.

MeWario

#478

MeWario said:

@Lostininsanity it just started working again haha, you have good timing :p

It's just started working for me guys! Crashed a few times while I tried to download stuff but it Atleast let me purchase the stuff while it's cheap! Progress at last. An hour ago I couldn't even make it load before it crashed!

antonvaltaz

#480

antonvaltaz said:

3:20am here in the UK (awake because of my little one...) still no joy with the 3DS eShop. Not tried the Wii U one yet as my GamePad is back in my bedroom.

jos

#481

jos said:

wil u eshop connecting now when i click buy error back to main menu

element187

#483

element187 said:

@jos I was able to redeem my code for Pokemon Rumble on Wii U eshop...

(Stupid autocorrect) Wii U eshop up now, it allows me to purchase games now. I get all the way to the credit card screen, but there is nothing I want to buy just yet.... It looks most of the way fixed.

Gioku

#486

Gioku said:

I wonder how long the 3DS eShop maintenance will go for? It started at 5:30 PST...and it's now 7:47...

element187

#488

element187 said:

I just bought a $5 game on Wii U eShop with no trouble. So it works for the most part on Wii U...

Now I need the 3DS eshop to come back so I can take advantage of that Atlus sale on Etrian Odyssey and soul hackers.

9th_Sage

#489

9th_Sage said:

I was just able to redeem a $50 eShop card on the WiiU Shop, then buy Knytt Underground, but it won't let me download it right now, it keeps erroring. It bought it just fine though, I guess I'll have to wait and download it another time.

SCAR392

#491

SCAR392 said:

Everything has been working for me, except purchasing stuff on the eShop. I can get onto the eShop, but I can't buy anything.

dmoura617

#493

dmoura617 said:

damn this is so stupid!! my two days off i couldnt get anything done on my 3ds, im so disappointed in nintendo. someone in the staff mustve thought about this, maybe just maybe, after having sold soooo many consoles. SOMEONE WOULD'VE THOUGHT OF THE SERVERS GOINg DOWN.

DrMonk

#494

DrMonk said:

@PinkSpider lol. Just because you don't have to pay an ongoing service fee for an online service doesn't mean its free. It's part of what you pay for when you buy Nintendo products.
And I've been on Facebook since shortly after it first launch (and was certain Uni students only) and have never had trouble accessing it.
I'm not sure why you're in denial. If this was mid year then fine it's just a hiccup, but for it to happen for several days over Christmas when hundreds of thousands are forming their first impressions of the console - not good.

Wrentch

#495

Wrentch said:

I tried to make a Nintendo Network ID but got a error RIGHT after my username got accepted, so I cant recover it or try to register with that one either :( I called support and now I have to wait 2-6 buisness days for them to fix it.. I just wanted to get to the eShop T-T

Webby-sama

#496

Webby-sama said:

Cracks me up when I see people raging over something like this or talking about how they expect compensation like they've been put through some kind of traumatic episode.

Shicky5000

#497

Shicky5000 said:

I'm not sure if the editors know, but it seems that the regular Wii Shop is having issues as well. I can't get to it to download the Wii U Transfer software. :/

Noonch

#506

Noonch said:

As much as everyone is freaking out, I'm sure Nintendo is freaking out worse. They're losing tons of money in casual impulse buys right now. In the entire time I've had my 3DS I've never seen an outage this long. I just feel bad for the people trying to download their Link Between Worlds digital copies. Enjoy your Face Raiders and AR games you poor souls.

ItsJoeMama

#507

ItsJoeMama said:

The Wii U eshop is working just fine right now. Was able to download a couple demos. Haven't tried the 3DS eshop, though.

Fillytase

#508

Fillytase said:

For those saying "hurr it's just the eShop"... Just want to re-iterate how this is not strictly about purchasing digital games. This massively sucks for people who got XL's this Christmas and want to upgrade, but cannot. Why should I have to go on the eShop to do a System Transfer? I pre-ordered the Pokemon 3DS XL's as Christmas gifts for myself and my bf, waited patiently for three months (would've just been mean to rip open mine right away while my bf envied me), and can't even enjoy my shiny new system now.

grumblegrumble

#510

grumblegrumble said:

It was down earlier this morning at 10 am my time (mountain time) and 13 hours later, at 11 pm, it's STILL down. My Goodness!!! Those Japanese kids are still up! ;) Do they EVER sleep?

Gamer83

#511

Gamer83 said:

@Webby-sama

Obviously some people take it too far, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit annoyed when I took my PS4 home and couldn't connect to PSN right away. For those who got a 3DS or Wii U for Christmas and they're trying to get the updates or download some games. I certainly understand the disappointment. I'm glad I bought A Link Between Worlds at its launch and went with the physical copy. It would suck to get the Zelda bundle for Christmas and not be able to download the game that day. More reason to hate the fact that this industry may eventually go all digital.

boynerdrambling

#512

boynerdrambling said:

no lets wait and see people call for free stuff now. nintendo for the love of god don't give anyone anything for free out of this. they'll just demand it every time the severs are down no matter how long its for or if its for maintenance. we all remember what happened with the ambassador program/

MysticX

#513

MysticX said:

@boynerdrambling Since this outage is both very long and so predictable (bring out the much-anticipated pokémon transferring app right at Christmas, what could possibly go wrong?), Nintendo should make some gesture to appease all the people whose first 3DS/Wii U experience amounts to "lol Eshop down"

grumblegrumble

#514

grumblegrumble said:

Error Code: 007-5503 "currently undergoing maintenance." Officially on the 3rd day down now in the U.S. Why don't they shut down the e-shop in Japan and give our country a chance to use it? I just don't get it. A lot of you say 'stop whining' but a lot of us have redeemed 3DS cash cards and the e-shop took those, then shut down on us. A lot of new customers are trying to set up their 3DS's, and their kids are not able to use their systems. Nintendo got their money and ran, at least that's the impression others may be getting (and new customers, too.) I understand it's Christmas and everyone is off trying to connect to the shop, but that doesnt mean Nintendo didn't see this coming and couldn't have upgraded servers. So please do not tell us (new and old users) how to feel. The least you could do is offer some sympathy. Thanks.

Gamer83

#515

Gamer83 said:

@grumblegrumble

Agree, the fanboys of all these companies always take the 'it's not a big deal' stance. When the online network is down for more than a few hours it absolutely is a big deal.

grumblegrumble

#516

grumblegrumble said:

@Gamer83 Agreed. It looks really bad for Nintendo. The fanboys don't understand that in order to guarantee longevity as a company, Nintendo needs to step up to the plate and bolster their offerings (servers) etc. New users will be left out in the cold. I don't mind waiting, I know that I will be able to access it eventually, but new users have no clue what's going on, just that for 3 days the e-shop hasn't worked. I know of 3 people who returned their systems because they and/or their children could not access the e-shop and download their games or sign up for access. What a shame.

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/network/en_na/network_status.jsp

Gamer83

#518

Gamer83 said:

@grumblegrumble

I may not like MS as a company but I have to give credit where it's due. I can honestly say I don't remember the XBL servers having too many issues, if any. Sony and Nintendo on the other hand...

There's reacting to the extreme on the other side as well though. Returning the system because it's not working right away is a decision a person may regret. Best to display patience but users can still let the companies know that not being prepared for the influx of users is unacceptable. Especially as they try and push into the all-digital age of gaming.

Webby-sama

#519

Webby-sama said:

"Nintendo ruined my life by not being perfect!"

That's what a lot of people sound like right now. It's not as if this was some planned master scheme Nintendo had to ruin the holiday season for many. It doesn't take a "fanboy" to realize that sometimes bad things happen, and as far as bad things go, this falls right around "Oh no, I tripped and fell down and it hurt a little bit but there is no long term damage." In a week most people will have made the purchases they had intended to make and nothing will be any different in those people's lives than if they had bought it today. The ones who returned their systems might want to consider investing in practicing patience with some of the time they won't be spending enjoying those products.

Can't wait for someone to tell me I'm wrong for not overreacting.

Edit: Also, in a week if it turns out Nintendo did plan to ruin Christmas, I will jump on the "Burn Nintendo to the ground!" bandwagon, I promise.

Gamer83

#520

Gamer83 said:

@Webby-sama

There has to be a balance, nobody is saying burn Nintendo to the ground and certainly somebody who got the Zelda 3DSXL bundle would be completely insane to return it. But pretending that 3 days of the server being down is no big deal isn't good either. These companies want to eventually go all digital, well then I'm sorry but the servers have to be better run than this, that's just the fact of the matter. And it's not a Nintendo-only problem. It's industry wide, MS seems to be pretty well prepared, but not many other companies do.

grumblegrumble

#521

grumblegrumble said:

@Webby-sama You're totally 100% wrong. Nintendo saw this coming, and they could have been better prepared to handle the onslaught of users. If they intend for us all to buy digital, this is very much the opposite of giving us encouragement to shell out our hard earned dollars for digital products. Just another example why I don't buy anything in the e-shop that costs more than $10. Physical copies of software will continue to reign supreme until they get all this mess sorted out. I'm calling Nintendo tomorrow if the e-shop isn't back up by then. I will ask for a refund for the 3DS cash card that they redeemed and then promptly closed shop after they received the funds 2 days ago.

Merry Christmas.

Webby-sama

#522

Webby-sama said:

@Gamer83

There's no pretending on my part here. It's not that big of a deal. Three days out of the thousands I have lived (and hopefully thousands more) is not that big of a deal, especially because there are other things I can do in the meantime. I'm not surviving because of eShop's ability to operate. If it happened on a regular basis there may be some cause for concern but it isn't, I think the biggest fuss I've seen was when the whole Miiverse/NNID update happened a few weeks ago and it wasn't really much of an issue after the initial hours.

@grumblegrumble

Your message popped up as I was typing and I choked on my water because of how ridiculous your statement is. I won't ask for an apology, you probably expect I planned for that to happen.

Pahvi

#524

Pahvi said:

Managed to buy Ducktales Remastered and SMB3 just now (EU). While for me personally this was just a nuisance (I actually could give Eldritch on PC a fair go), I can see the point in being very vocal in complaining about this.

I'm not an expert on web services, but couldn't they have rented extra (virtual) hardware for a week or so from, say, Amazon Web Services?

PinkSpider

#525

PinkSpider said:

@Webby-sama yeah it's ridiculous try actually have some real problems
Game spot had a similar thing, one of there feedbackula videos was about E.A donating 1.5 million to cancer charity's and people were moaning that they hadn't fixed the battlefield 4 servers.
What kind of sick human beings think like that

Kopchony

#526

Kopchony said:

Nintendo just totally ruined our family Christmas! There are no any other way to buy Wii U games in my region except digital downloads, when I have seen tears in my son eyes because it is impossible even login to eshop I wend to the store to buy PS3 immediately, an you know what? Store on PS3 works perfect!
Shame on you Nintendo! I have been your fan since 80s but I will not forgive you tears of my kids.

TenTen

#527

TenTen said:

well, perhaps the euro eshop is back online, or I just got lucky. No maintainance message

TenEighty

#528

TenEighty said:

A queue system would be nice for times like these. Sure, you would have to wait but at least you know you would be in line, instead of rejected.

grumblegrumble

#529

grumblegrumble said:

@Webby-sama You can ask for an apology from me all you want, but you won't get it. Why don't you apologize instead for your insulting comments to the thousands of kids who can't access the e-shop to download their digital copy of Zelda or Pokemon? As I said, Merry freakin' Christmas.

Gamer83

#530

Gamer83 said:

@Webby-sama

Well, I guess I just view differently from you then. I don't get outraged and start throwing tantrums but to me if, you're trying to push an all-digital age at some point, this stuff has to improve. There are a lot of impulse buys being lost due to this, in addition to customers unhappy about not being able to download Zelda (it's garbage that these companies all put digital copies instead of physical copies with bundles these days but, that's another matter). That is a big deal from a business perspective. I'm sure Nintendo is not happy about this, at all, which is why I'm not on the 'rot for all eternity' bandwagon. I'd just like to see all these companies get on the ball more when it comes to running their servers.

grumblegrumble

#531

grumblegrumble said:

@Webby-sama You can ask for an apology from me all you want, but you won't get it. Why don't you apologize instead for your insulting comments to the thousands of kids who can't access the e-shop to download their digital copy of Zelda or Pokemon? As I said, Merry freakin' Christmas.

MysticX

#532

MysticX said:

@Webby-sama What would have been an awesome "planned master scheme" would be Nintendo going "You know, we might sell some more systems than usual around Christmas time, maybe even some Wii U's, let's make sure our servers can handle it"

Sure, the other gaming services went down too, but they didn't take DAYS to get back up again; granted, it's not life-critical, but having a present that does nothing because Nintendo failed in an epic fashion isn't fun, and horrible PR as well

grumblegrumble

#533

grumblegrumble said:

Ok. Update: e-shop is UP (for me, at least.) Not holding my breath. I live in New Mexico (U.S.) This was followed by a system announcement that Pokemon Bank would be indefinitely suspended until server issues could be ironed out. Those darn Pokemon ruin everything! lol

Edit: Glad i didn't hold my breath. Error message just popped up on the e-shop main screen and said to restart. Undergoing maintenance again. I'm guessing this will be the new norm for the next few days.

Gamer83

#536

Gamer83 said:

@PinkSpider

I game on Sony and Nintendo platforms primarily these days, I invest $50 a year in PS Plus and still, server issues. It's a problem and it needs to be fixed. No need for hostility towards me, I'm not saying your favorite company needs to be ruined it's just baffling to me how some people see this as not being an issue. It is, and even Nintendo would probably tell you it is. There's no doubt people are working round the clock to try to fix this. Hopefully in the future that won't have to be the case.

Webby-sama

#538

Webby-sama said:

@grumblegrumble

I didn't ask for an apology. I said I wasn't going to. I don't feel sorry for those thousands of kids who can't play video games. If the worst thing in their life is they can't play video games, they're not suffering. They should study or go out and breathe fresh air, or hell, how about talking to a real person instead of camping on the internet looking for something to fuss about.

@MysticX

Yeah I'm sure Nintendo thinks the same way. They have reason to react, they're really losing out as a business because of it. We're losing out on having something to fill our free time.

Intrepid

#539

Intrepid said:

I wonder is this article breaks the record for most comments in a single article...

grumblegrumble

#541

grumblegrumble said:

@Webby-sama Speak for yourself. I'm currently writing an essay for my winter session class. What are you doing? lol I won't respond to your weak arguments anymore. Nintendo is shooting themselves in the digital foot. I wish it wasn't the case, but it is. Atari lost market share in the 80's because they couldn't keep up with the times. Look whats happening now.

PinkSpider

#542

PinkSpider said:

I am actually shocked by the ridiculousness of some people just dismissing nintendo and taking there purchases back to the shop. If your ps4 or xbox one ever goes through a similar hiccup are u gonna try and return it to the shop?
Why aren't people thankful that at least the console isn't broken. If this was like 100,000 new consoles out of the box all broken then I could understand the anger but it isn't......

TenTen

#543

TenTen said:

uhh...was downloading Bravely Default, then error. Gonna try sleep mode download now

grumblegrumble

#544

grumblegrumble said:

@PinkSpider New owners and parents don't know this, though, and they are returning them to the stores. As I stated earlier, I know 3 parents who are doing that or who have already returned units.

PinkSpider

#545

PinkSpider said:

@gamer83 no hostility I understand people are disappointed they can't properly use there Xmas gifts but some of the comment are ridiculous. It's not the end of the world... It really isn't....

Gamer83

#547

Gamer83 said:

@PinkSpider

Absolutely. I couldn't connect to PSN right away when I got my PS4, it was a major disappointment for me, I'd be lying if I said otherwise. But I agree going to the other extreme and returning the system is crazy too. Those people who got the Zelda 3DSXL and returned it will be missing out on a truly great experience.

PinkSpider

#548

PinkSpider said:

@grumblegrumble do they not have the internet, it's so easy to find answers to any problems on the internet these days. It's a fast medium despite being dead on wii u lol

grumblegrumble

#550

grumblegrumble said:

@PinkSpider One of these friends of mine tried calling Nintendo and all lines were busy, so she told me she's returning her son's 3DS XL back to Toys R Us tomorrow morning.

Downloading "EDGE" from the e-shop as we speak ;) I finally got through. If I can reach her tomorrow, I will let her know to try the e-shop once more before returning it.

PinkSpider

#551

PinkSpider said:

I wouldn't be surprised if nintendo do offer some free VC game for all the problems, but if they do, then every time there's a blip in the system people will be crying out for free stuff all the time....

grumblegrumble

#552

grumblegrumble said:

@PinkSpider I work for Starbucks, and that's exactly what we do to our customers, and we haven't lost customers for giving them a free drink for their inconvenience. EVER. lol

PinkSpider

#554

PinkSpider said:

On a separate note ign, gamespot, euro gamer, and cvg don't seem to be reporting this news anywhere on there sites.

Gamer83

#555

Gamer83 said:

@PinkSpider

I see it happening because Nintendo doesn't want that bad word of mouth but I wouldn't blame them at all if they didn't give free stuff away. Disappointment is fine but the entitlement some people feel they have is ridiculous.

MysticX

#556

MysticX said:

@PinkSpider Let's just say that a days-long outage isn't really "a blip", i agree an outage of an hour or two doesn't warrant apologies, a free game and seppuku by the responsible manager, but a days-long outage? That's a smoldering PR-crater that warrants some compensation (No need for that manager to off himself though :P )

grumblegrumble

#557

grumblegrumble said:

@PinkSpider It's her choice. I actually tried to talk her out of it, saying it's the holidays and it will pass in a day or two. A lot of these parents don't have someone they can turn to for this kind of advice, and I hate to think of the ones who will return systems without asking questions.

@MysticX Day long outage? It was nearly 3 days! Where have u been? lol

I don't think Nintendo should offer up free goodies to apologize, but maybe a declaration that they will improve servers. That would do it for me.

Webby-sama

#558

Webby-sama said:

I'd be more disappointed in Nintendo if they did feel they needed to compensate and gave people a free game. That being said I'd definitely take advantage if it were to happen.

grumblegrumble

#559

grumblegrumble said:

@Webby-sama Who wouldn't? lol I was an early adopter for the 3DS and as an ambassador, I gleefully downloaded all 20 of the free games they offered. Of course, that was a special case, I paid much more for my 3DS.

Gamer83

#560

Gamer83 said:

@grumblegrumble

Yes, just improving the servers, and proving to us they've improved them by not having these kind of issues again, would be good enough for me. We all know where these companies want to go so hopefully stuff like this is a wake up call. I'll say in Nintendo's defense, at least their service is free. I get pretty ticked when PSN runs into problems because you have to pay for it. There is absolutely NO reason for a paid service to have server issues as often as PSN does.

Webby-sama

#561

Webby-sama said:

@grumblegrumble Yeah it felt like I was stating something a bit obvious but I couldn't not say it because I thought it would read that I'd intentionally pass up the opportunity.

Webby-sama

#562

Webby-sama said:

I forgot I wanted to say as a side note about the Zelda XL. I've seen in various place people talking about how it comes with a download code instead of having the game preinstalled like (I think) every other bundle has had. For the people who only got that system, I can see how it might be a bit of a frustration to have nothing else to do til the current issue is resolved.

Aside from that though- Before the Zelda XL I'd never bought a bundled system, my original 3DS was a standard midnight purple, but isn't the download code advantageous to people who are transferring their data from an old 3DS, like I did? If it's preinstalled wouldn't it get wiped on transfer?

IRNBRU115

#563

IRNBRU115 said:

Good news to Europeans! The Europe store is still down, but it's down for "server maintenance" and went down at 01:30 UK tme. Rather than too many people are trying to log on!

AlexSays

#564

AlexSays said:

You'd be disappointed in Nintendo for offering some sort of compensation for their mistake?

Oh lord.

Webby-sama

#565

Webby-sama said:

I would. Well, maybe disappointed is a bad word choice. I think it'd cause more problems than it would resolve.

AlexSays

#566

AlexSays said:

And what problems might those be?

Sony offered a ton of stuff when PSN went down for a long period of time and I can't recall what problems arose from that.

AlexSays

#568

AlexSays said:

Well duh, it requires a PS+ subscription, of which they also gave away. They still gave away a product at a certain value for consumers.

And nobody cares about what you downloaded. My question was: what problems arose from their compensation?

Webby-sama

#569

Webby-sama said:

Someone already said the first obvious thing that comes to mind- Every time some little issue pops up people will start to expect compensation because of how "end of the world" these situations are. People already expect it now because "Sony did it that one time!" You don't deserve free stuff because you have nothing better to do when you can't waste money.

AlexSays

#571

AlexSays said:

The mentality already exists - you just admitted this. Nintendo has already compensated fans for their mistakes, ie. the ambassador program.

So you'd be disappointed in Nintendo for complying with the mindset of the consumers, of which they cannot change?

Yes, much better for companies to take the 'deal with it' approach, because customer service is meaningless is a capitalistic society.

Sceptic

#572

Sceptic said:

@Webby-sama: Yeah, it really is ridiculous to expect Nintendo to act like a present day customer-focused company.

You sell a product with certain functionality. When your product fails to work as advertized, you lose consumer confidence. A rationally acting company tries to restore consumer confidence in their brand by doing something positive to make them forget the negative experience that is now directly associated witht heir brand.

You see, it's so that next time when their customers talk about their WiiU to a friend, it will be a more positive story than how the eShop was out for three days.

Does that vaguely make sense?

Come on, we're not even talking about some innocent "sorry, our servers are currently unavailable". We're talking actual system crashes and serious sounding stuff like "Error Core: 112-1154. Your system will now shut down. If the problem persists, please contact your service representative". That is more than just a few servers that are unavailable.

Webby-sama

#573

Webby-sama said:

My 3DS is in perfect condition and plays all my games. If the eShop never came back I'll want my funds back but until they announce such a thing is happening they've not taken anything from me. When it comes back if my funds are gone I'll want my funds back but until I see my funds are gone they've not taken anything from me. Why do I deserve compensation if nothing has been taken from me?

AlexSays

#575

AlexSays said:

Did people deserve the ambassador program? Nothing was taken from them, so I'm guessing you were disappointed with that too?

Your misunderstanding lies in your belief that a business needs to financially harm you in order to reach out and make amends. Thankfully no successful business operates in such a fashion, even the most simple examples (restaurants, grocery stores, online retailers).

Yet you admit you would happily take advantage of Nintendo's compensation. So you're disappointed with the stereotypical consumer mentality, you just enjoy reaping the benefits of it?

Good to see you proudly stand behind your beliefs.

Webby-sama

#576

Webby-sama said:

Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe in this convenience driven world it should be a sin and a crime for anything to break that stride. Nintendo are the worst kind of people because they messed up and made three whole days less easy on the people upon whom they rely on the most. They should be forced to invent a way to give us back the minutes we all lost trying to click the Nintendo eShop icon on our Wii U and/or 3DS. I expect them to do that. A machine that adds minutes to three days. I won't rest until they make this happen.

@ that guy above
It'd just be stupid to not take it. I don't see how it makes me a bad person to say I don't think they should do it but not take advantage if they did.

twadezelda3dsxl

#577

twadezelda3dsxl said:

I don't know why people are complaining as I remember back in the middle of 2012 there was a server meltdown at Sony and they didn't get it fixed for a week and it happened on my birthday and I had a lot of psn cards I wanted to redeem to get a few Vita games but I couldn't and did Sony give me anything after it was fixed? No. The only thing I got was a twitter update every day from sony to say whether or not it was working. It was worse than these problems with nintendo as you can access the eshop on the Wii U and the 3DS if you are lucky and other online services are working but when that server problem happened with sony there was no online at all. Stop complaining. Put down your 3DS or Wii U gamepad. And wait patiently. Why not read a book. Why not watch a film. Why not go for a walk. Why not talk to some friends. Just do something other than complaining.

Webby-sama

#578

Webby-sama said:

Because you know the two statements don't necessarily contradict each other. I don't think they should give us anything. Why does that mean I shouldn't take advantage of such an incentive if it occurred? Nintendo made what I think is a bad decision so I should do the same? Refusing to accept that kind of opportunity is just foolish and doesn't prove anything, just like accepting it doesn't prove anything either except I like free stuff too. I just don't think it's necessary and won't feel any different if they don't go that route.

AlexSays

#579

AlexSays said:

Compared to Sony's maintenance issues, not very many people are complaining at all. ie. why hardly any other sites are reporting this, and the only 'rage' is on a Nintendo site. When Sony has issues, nearly every video game site is lit up by Microsoft fanboys, and vice versa.

There are also not many people 'demanding' free things, or even asking for them.

As for you Webby, you can rationalize your actions however you wish. If I were disappointed by a company upholding a cultural mentality I disagreed with, as you stated, I would not jump at the first opportunity to benefit from such actions. That's just me - obviously we have very different mentalities and I don't care, or think its worth my time, to convince you one way or the other.

twadezelda3dsxl

#581

twadezelda3dsxl said:

I just tried going onto the eshop and I went on pokemon bank and its not available then I went on Super Mario B ros 3 and I was able to add the funds required to get it to my account then I purchased it on my first try on the eshop. Just after the purchase was complete but before I could download it I got an error message. I tried again and was able to click redownload and it has now downloaded so the eshop problems are slowly getting sorted as it took me 2 times to get it today but yesterday I lost count of how many times I tried but I couldn't get it to work. Hooray for Nintendo!!!

cfgk24

#582

cfgk24 said:

Yay! Eshop is working and I've downloaded Castlestorm and am playing through the campaign now to get onto online mode :) THANK YOU NINTENDO!!!

cfgk24

#587

cfgk24 said:

@PinkSpider - Castlestorm is completley awesome!!! I'm loving it ! really my type of game and only £7.99! looking forward to progressing the campaign and unlocking the Online multiplayer - The Gamepad is awesome for this - god knows how anyone played this on an iPad!!!!!!!!!!!

Webby-sama

#588

Webby-sama said:

Don't wanna jump the gun but seems to be going nice now. Logged in quick and have been jumping around various sections just to see if it would kick me off for anything.

MAB

#590

MAB said:

MAB update: I'm still playing the games I downloaded 2 days ago while all this moaning was occurring... My advice would be to download Knytt Underground then thank me later ;)

readyletsgo

#592

readyletsgo said:

@TenTen cool, thanks, hopefully when I get home from work tonight I can fly on both eshops' and spend my €50 on sale items before I have to entertain visitors for the next week lol.

Also, people who say we should be comp'd for the past 3 days of no eshops, get a grip, why would they do that! Waste of money to them, they provide a free online store and gaming, they owe ya nothing.

By this time next week this will all be forgotten about :-)

Seren77

#593

Seren77 said:

Store is finally loading for me on wiiu (AU) and 3ds (AU) just bought super mario bros 3 and it's downloading, woohoo!

Anubisunknown

#594

Anubisunknown said:

Its now undergoing maintenance here in England. ive felt as if ive had no life the past 3 days :3 i might be able to play Pokemon :D
I hope maintenance Dose not last too long.

Anguspuss

#595

Anguspuss said:

On the 3rd day of xmas Nintendo gave to me access to the bloody eshop.

yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Anubisunknown

#597

Anubisunknown said:

When i enter a download code it comes up with a error message? can anyone help me. when i enter the message onto nintendo code lookup it comes up with nothing the error code it 011-6561

XyVoX

#599

XyVoX said:

Well ive been trying to put in a £25 eShop card through my 3DS XL and keep getting error code: 001-6838

element187

#601

element187 said:

@AlexSays because when it's sony or Microsoft that's having issues, whether being hacked or red rings of death, the fanboys just make excuses for the company

"oh Sony must be updating PSN for a whole month to improve our experience, that's ok"..... Or "Microsoft put in a poor cooling system in the 360 and now the GPU and motherboard is fried... That's ok, I'll buy another"

but if it's Nintendo having a short term issue it's "Nintendo is the worst company in the world, they made my kid cry, I'm taking this back and getting a different companies product."

Btw, nobody believes the Moby's here. (MOBY is people who claim to be someone just for the interest of trolling, whether it's a fake owner of a device or a loyal fan who has been a fan since the 80's and because of 3 days without the eshop,they will never buy a Nintendo product again (sounds legit :::rolleyes:: )

MAB

#603

MAB said:

@element187 easy on up there mate. It's not the moby's fault he wasted cash on new MicroSony consoles with below average games they have to pretend to enjoy through the holidays... I mean every time they power on the PSBOX41 could be their last ;)

Remember how I captured a RROD and combined this phenomenon with a BPLOD...
Untitled
Well, further analysis concluded that this common occurrence can happen as quickly as a flash ;)

Anguspuss

#604

Anguspuss said:

I finally got on and spent far too much. I wish they had folders like the 3ds on the wii u

A1234

#605

A1234 said:

working now. too bad I missed some sales because of the problem. hopefully they will bring them back, especially Pac-Man for half off. now the blame is on Pokemon Bank instead of the traffic?

progx

#606

progx said:

I was able to get on the Wii U eShop last night. It was around 11:30 PM EST in the US. The 3DS eShop is still showing the error. I hope it gets resolved, there's some eShop money I'd like to use up.

Laxeybobby

#608

Laxeybobby said:

To think a few thousand more WiiU owners would cause all this trouble ;-)
Its not as if Nintendo weren't expecting some extra traffic to their servers on Christmas Day!
Poor show really. We are still waiting to access with 2 new 3DS and my WiiU is still not able to connect.
Looking forward to trying after 9pm (GMT) in hope that all is back to normal in the world of Nintendo :-)

Noonch

#609

Noonch said:

I can finally access the 3DS eshop. The trailer for Mario Tennis is actually for Mario bros. I'm guessing people have been working so hard that they're getting sloppy.

PinkSpider

#610

PinkSpider said:

Eshop is working fine now, so all those people that took 3DS's and Wii U's back to the shop was it really worth it......

RedYoshi999

#611

RedYoshi999 said:

@element187
Heh, combine that with his profile saying "joined 6 hours ago" and I believe you're right. ;) I imagine there's quite a few trolls who joined up in the last 2 days to spam.

Also, I got onto the eShop and downloaded SMB3, so I'm all set. :)

Windy

#613

Windy said:

Be Patient with Wii, Be Patient with Wii-U, Be Patient for FlipNote, Be Patient with the Eshop, Be Patient with Poke-Transport. Nintendos answer for everything. I'm still being patient for Wii and it's Robust online gaming service :P Reggie's words and my main reason for not getting a Wii-U. Heck the 3DS should have a Robust online gaming service and it doesn't. I do love my 3DS though

akaDv8R

#615

akaDv8R said:

@Gaminguy010 ermm, no. It had a good run in Japan, but the main reason for the system being down was the launch of the Pokemon Bank. It has since been recalled, but it was Pokemon players trying to access it all at the same time. That info comes from a person at NOE.

User1988

#621

User1988 said:

Haven't checked out my 3DS yet but my new Wii U's eShop was working fine this morning. Downloaded Pikmin 3 and CastleStorm while I got ready for work :)

barreiroj

#622

barreiroj said:

The 3DS eShop is working here in the US. :) I just downloaded A Link Between Worlds which came with my 3DS XL bundle

Flowerlark

#623

Flowerlark said:

Got into the 3DS e-shop long enough to buy Edge and Rayman Origins, but got an error if I tried to 'download now' so I chose download later. Edge is now stuck at 52% for hours and Rayman has not downloaded at all.

B3ND3R

#624

B3ND3R said:

Well, I'm glad I was able to snag NES Remix and Chronicles of Mystara last night! Completely lucked out with that. :D

B3ND3R

#625

B3ND3R said:

Ok, So it seems the NA eShops for both Wii U and 3DS are working again. I just got on both without a hitch. :)

ToxieDogg

#627

ToxieDogg said:

I was able to get on the 3DS E-Shop at around 11am earlier (UK time) and successfully download EDGE, Steamworld Dig and Super Mario Bros. 3, not tried it since though, or been back on my Wii U yet (just about to...)

KwazeeKeef

#628

KwazeeKeef said:

FINALLY! Pokemon X updated!
Damn tho... I even brought my copy of Pokemon Black with me expecting Pokemon Bank to be waiting for me in the eShop when I arrive... but it isn't.
Why Japan. WHY?!

HandheldGuru97

#629

HandheldGuru97 said:

Finally got on the 3DS eShop this morning!!!!!!!!!!!! Despite that I still can't decide whether to hurry and buy a Sega 3D classic or two or NES Remix (better hurry before it is down again....)

TheAdrock

#630

TheAdrock said:

@Laxeybobby Who could have expected Christmas to show up on Dec 25?! You're asking WAY too much from them. ... I have 25 years in the tech field so I have compassion and understanding for glitches and whatnot, but this Christmas outage smells of incompetence to me. Its now two days past Christmas and as of this morning I still couldn't connect to Wii Sports Club. Nintendo needed a home-run this Christmas and they don't appear to be performing.

Cesco

#632

Cesco said:

Italy here. Still not working on both 3DS and Wii U at the moment.
I'm start wondering if Nintendo servers have been hacked or if there was an attempt and they're trying to put a patch on it, just as like as what happened on the Playstation Network some time ago.

Anubisunknown

#633

Anubisunknown said:

Still cant enter my game code ;( still annoyed at nintendo but i understand. i called then and they said try at a less busy time. its coming up to 4 days now :(

FilmerNgameR

#634

FilmerNgameR said:

I STILL GET A FREAKIN ERROR EVERYTIME I ENTER THE ESHOP AND IT'S AFTER MY NINTENDO ID SIGNS IN!!!!! NINTENDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! btw it's pacific time here I just want to download 3D Sonic :P

IceClimbers

#635

IceClimbers said:

eShop is working right now! Now, I have 3 choices: Spend $15 of the $20 prepaid card I got for Christmas on Project X Zone and add another $10 to buy NES Remix; add $10 and buy SMT IV; or add $10 and buy Phoenix Wright Dual Destinies. Can't choose.

KillerGBH

#636

KillerGBH said:

NES remix is a must buy if u like retro game. all those challenge are awesome , and u can play 16 differents games also and over 200+ challenge

erv

#637

erv said:

I think nintendo failed hard. But it's always fun to find the usual american sense of entitlement on international sites. Nintendo, release great games in 2 months! - even if they take 2 years to create. Nintendo, I will never buy your products again! My system doesn't work! Really, you can't play a game...? Nintendo failed hard if you ask me, but the ninty-dont-work even if you can play games fine mentality is a bit, well, entitled...

deadeye450

#639

deadeye450 said:

last night at 1:00 am it the eshop for 3ds worked i downloaded my game then when i woke up this morning i went to see if it is back up again but it said it was still on maintenance so i got lucky

Zach777

#641

Zach777 said:

@Fillytase

I did my system transfer on Christmas Eve and lost all my saved data and eShop games because the Nintendo Network went down during the transfer. My Animal crossing town was deleted, my Kid Icarus save that was at 100 percent with all levels cleared at 9.0 is gone, and a lot of other stuff that infuriates me. Be glad you didn't transfer then, dude!!! I can't even redownload my games that were deleted because eShop is down. So I can't restart them either. It is disastrous.

KwazeeKeef

#642

KwazeeKeef said:

Woo I'm gonna download Super Mario Bros. 3 and the 50% of Mutant Mudds game :D I'm glad I waited for its price to go down ^_^

zionich

#643

zionich said:

Sorry to hear that @Zach777. I just have $70 worth of eshop cards looking at me and taunting me.

All i know is as a parent, i'm glad I had enough sense to update and transfer everything before Christmas.

ToxieDogg

#644

ToxieDogg said:

Hmm...as of 6.20pm UK time, it lets me into the Wii U E-Shop, but is refusing to let me purchase or download Super Mario Bros. 3, just keep getting error code, error code, error code. Gaaaaaaaaaaaah. :p

EDIT: It's let me purchase Super Mario Bros. 3 after 7 attempts, but is now refusing to download it. sigh. Going to have to come back to it later.

EDIT: And now, as of 6.30pm I can't get back into the Wii U E-Shop again. facepalm.........

Webby-sama

#646

Webby-sama said:

NoA sent out a twitter an hour or so ago saying that eShop services will be down for 12 hours starting at 4pm EST. Bummer.

robohobo93

#650

robohobo93 said:

First thing I opened my eyes this morning, I checked the eShop on my XL. I immediately set New Leaf, 3D Sonic, and 2 Guild games to Download Later, transferred one brother's busted 3DS to his new one, and helped my other brother get games on his new 2DS. Great success!

Anguspuss

#651

Anguspuss said:

IceClimbers said:
eShop is working right now! Now, I have 3 choices: Spend $15 of the $20 prepaid card I got for Christmas on Project X Zone and add another $10 to buy NES Remix; add $10 and buy SMT IV; or add $10 and buy Phoenix Wright Dual Destinies. Can't choose.

I got a £5 voucher from nintendo premium so got NES Remix & its great lots of 8 bit memories but bite sized fun. Loved Nintendo land & this is better

unrandomsam

#653

unrandomsam said:

I got Super Mario Bros 3 for £2.79 for 3DS so I am quite pleased. (Ordered at about 9:30am this morning).

Still strange Nintendo takes risk with the eshop anywhere near Christmas.

I did some work for a gambling service a few years ago and any maintaince had to be started pretty shortly after the Grand National no other time of the year they were that adverse to issues potentially messing it up then.

purpleibby

#654

purpleibby said:

Downloaded Wii fit u and the update for it np. Folks look it up, psn and xbox having the same problems, give em' a break people......nintendo will get it sorted. I was at least able to get what I needed, was slow but it worked.

FilmerNgameR

#655

FilmerNgameR said:

@IceClimbers I don't know I haven't tried any of those games except the demo for Project X Zone I'll go with Project X Zone because the fighting is crazy fun! :D

NintyMan

#657

NintyMan said:

The Wii U eshop was as normal as it could be for me last night, and this is in North America.

Crazy how many comments have piled up from this news.

element187

#658

element187 said:

@erv You sure that has anything to do with America? Gamers in general feel entitled, and it doesn't matter where they come from. I find that people from more socialistic countries feel a larger sense of entitlement towards everything, hence why they elect people like Hollande, to steal from the productive and to distribute to the unproductive.

Goginho

#660

Goginho said:

Wow 8-/
I think this is an all time high of comments here. Let's keep 'em coming ;)

AcesHigh

#661

AcesHigh said:

@element187 Couldn't agree with you more on entitlement sir. And I've traveled the globe. There are people who feel "entitled" all over. And in some cases, more so than Americans.

AcesHigh

#662

AcesHigh said:

Wow... I have to say, I'm very surprised that this is going on for so long. I still have yet to download my LOZ:ALBW on my new Zelda 3DS. Patience is one thing. But asking someone to wait 3+ days for something they paid for is starting to push it. And it has nothing to do with entitlement. When you pay for something, no matter where you are in the world, you should expect to get what you paid for. I can still be patient but if this were for one of my kids, I'm not sure I would be so patient.

sikthvash

#666

sikthvash said:

Sorry if anyone else has mentioned on this thread buuuut.... has anyone been having difficulty getting Streetpass Hits and saving on Animal Crossing? In order to get Streetpass hits I've had to be away from any known / saved WiFi spots and I've had to turn off the Wireless functions on AC in order to process the save. Weird huh?

Zach777

#667

Zach777 said:

My Animal Crossing has had problems in that my whole town has been deleted. I started it the day the game came out (in June) and had a pretty nice looking town. Now it just looks like a town from Nebraska......

peanut156

#668

peanut156 said:

does anyone know what it means if the bottom light on the 3ds is blue but the top light is flashing red.

Gioku

#670

Gioku said:

Just got this message:
"We sincerely apologize, but in an effort to manage the high traffic, and ultimately improve the consumer experience, we are temporarily taking the Nintendo eShop services offline in your region."
so... it's back offline. :|

Cyberbotv2

#672

Cyberbotv2 said:

Ok, Nintendo needs to pony up some free offers or deep discounts to make up for this. Thats what Sony did when PSN went haywire. Step up to the plate!

boynerdrambling

#674

boynerdrambling said:

maybe if half of you stopped going back and checking every 5 mins to see if the shop was working and let nintendo fix the problems without flooding them with traffic constantly they might fix it faster. find something else to do until they specifically tell you everything is all good

FuzzyPickleGirl

#676

FuzzyPickleGirl said:

Earlier I figured I may as well try my luck at connecting to the eShop. I managed to redeem my Wind Waker code that came bundled with my Wii U, I guess I got lucky since it seemed to go without a hitch. My sympathies to those still waiting to download their games. Nintendo has definitely screwed up but at least we're seeing clear evidence of them working on it, it'd be a lot worse if they just left us with the initial error codes we were getting.

DarkEdi

#677

DarkEdi said:

I know nobody matters this but the Wii shop service also stop to work those days. Since the morning it works again too.

InsertPi

#678

InsertPi said:

I've been trying to download my games for almost 3 days now, and have not been successful on a single one. I am indeed frustrated, but I also have to remember that Nintendo is working to try to fix this.

XyVoX

#680

XyVoX said:

Have been trying to redeem an eShop card all day with no luck shows up after inputting the code as £25 then continues with an error screen, damm i want several of the games on sale, hope these problems end soon.

PinkSpider

#682

PinkSpider said:

Wonder how many nintendo owners took there "faulty" consoles back to there respective game shops this week.... Bloke in shop "Yeah your console isn't actually faulty the internet service is down so we cannot take it back as there is nothing wrong with the product"

peanut156

#683

peanut156 said:

this morning i tried to get on eshop worked successfully i finally got to download the update for pokemon y.

PinkSpider

#684

PinkSpider said:

Curious to know the percentage of people that think nintendo should give out free games to compensate for there problems, I personally don't expect anything I wanted to download 2 or 3 games from eshop on Xmas day but couldn't. I can now do it but I'm now unsure of what to buy as there is so many sales it's great. But it makes it tough to decide lol.
Be interesting to see nintendo life do there usual pole on the matter see what the percentage of voters is....

Link41x

#686

Link41x said:

Yay! I just finished with my system transfer. Now I can get rid of my broken launch 3DS and play happily on my new ALBW 3DS XL!

sleepinglion

#687

sleepinglion said:

I'm fairly certain Nintendo won't do anything to help consumers feel better about the past few days. Look how long Nintendo fans had to beg to see Earthbound show up on the Virtual Console =P
While something as simple as a 10% discount on all eShop purchases for a day or something would be an amazing gesture, I don't suspect Nintendo will do much other than offer an official apology. PR is not their strong suite.

IceClimbers

#690

IceClimbers said:

@TwoTheNines Nintendo might persuade the indie devs to extend their sales. After all, they need days to make up for the lost sales they would have had on Christmas.

StarDust4Ever

#691

StarDust4Ever said:

North American Wii-U eShop is online right now. At least it's not a month-long ordeal like when PSN got hacked.

BTW, nearly 700 posts! Surely this is a new record at NintendoLfe. B-)

dmoura617

#692

dmoura617 said:

I dont go crazy with trying but am mad about this. no doubt ABOUT that.
its been ANOTHER full day. lets see if it works

StarDust4Ever

#694

StarDust4Ever said:

@barreiroj No, I checked the eShop earlier tonight and it was working. Now it's giving me a white screen of death when I try to access eShop. BTW I'm typing on my Gamepad right now.

erv

#697

erv said:

@element187 ah lol I don't mean with america, I just notice the overlap in mentality and impatience because of friends, coworkers and family all being american and/or gamer, so you may be more on the mark than I am considering superficial aspects of gaming culture in general :) although, the return the product thing seems to be fair only if it isn't working, which seems silly in a case a games machine plays games and on an eshop says "try again later", not "service suspended" lol

WiiULoveSquid

#698

WiiULoveSquid said:

I assume everyone now getting the 011-1000 message? Poor broken down eShop. I'm sure This must be a first for the Nin network.

IceClimbers

#700

IceClimbers said:

@MAB Let's keep it going!

Purchased Project X Zone earlier before the eShop went down for maintenance and set it to download later so that it could download without being in the eShop.

SCAR392

#704

SCAR392 said:

The only problem I had was buying stuff on the eShop, and that was temporary. It got fixed pretty fast for me. Everything always worked, besides that little eShop hiccup that didn't even last 1/2 of a day, as far as I'm aware.

You poor animals must be in utter shock... ;)

Jstar269

#705

Jstar269 said:

@MAB lol
I got in and out the 3DS eShop. Earlier I got my 20$ code in and got the Mutant Mudd's demo (is it good?) And then it kicked me out again. Many hours later, and just says offline.
Patience, as I have loved Nintendo since the N64, but this hasn't really happened before. Hmm...
Well, I'm off back into the world of Animal Crossing. Being a mayor is harder then I thought.

PinkSpider

#707

PinkSpider said:

708 not to shabby I was getting the white screen pause last night after exiting eshop. It goes after a while so don't panic and switch off console at mains. Hopefully Nintendo will do an update for Wii U that will sort everything out.

PrincessSugoi

#709

PrincessSugoi said:

I've been so impatient these past 3 days to get in the eshop... and now that I'm in here, I've run into that same wall of not knowing what to buy. lol

MAB

#710

MAB said:

I recommend Knytt Underground on WiiU if you're into obscure Metroidvania type games with mature themes ;)

MAB

#712

MAB said:

@PrincessSugoi the first two chapters are short just to get the player into the flow of the mechanics of the game then the third chapter is the massive open map packed with side quests, collectables, puzzles, NPCs and sarcastic fairies with loose lips and bad language... The atmosphere alone in this awesome indie masterpiece is worth 9.5/10.

Anyway, back to the game I go yo ;)

2Sang

#714

2Sang said:

I've never seen this many comments before on this site in a single article, obviously nintendo missed a big opportunity and indie games suffered. Hopefully this won't happen again.

Windy

#715

Windy said:

@erv I'm sorry but anyone no matter what country they are in who spends big bucks on a system, Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft or Apple are entitled. Things should run smoothly on the system you paid your hard earned cash on. I think its more over money spent than nationality. Systems will be taken back because of this debacle. Its a shame, because Nintendo is very Unique and has pretty much set itself apart from Sony and Microsoft.. did I include App!e in there as a system? I guess I did :P

InsertPi

#716

InsertPi said:

I finally got to download my games. US btw. I think Nintendo should just make a paid game (like a Virtual Console) free for a couple days once the eShop is all fixed up.

barreiroj

#717

barreiroj said:

@Windy Did you read this article? Nintendo consoles do run smoothly most of the time. It says: "the issue is due to a high amount of traffic and new users trying to access the Nintendo Network." That doesn't happen every day; It's only been like that for a few days.

Gashole

#718

Gashole said:

Bad suggestion, Nintendo. Even with the eShop up and running, WE IN NORTH AMERICA HAVE NO PATIENCE.

Josue98

#719

Josue98 said:

i put my credit card inf and buy the package of mario kart 8 twice because the first got an error and I withdraw the money but did not see anything and I did another look, and the same. What I should do i want those DLC!!

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