As most eager Nintendo gamers will be aware, the Nintendo Network suffered extensive problems and downtime on 25th / 26th December, with a gradual but limited return to services — particularly the eShop stores — on 27th / 28th December. It seems that all is now fully up and running, with no update on limited access from Nintendo of Europe, and Nintendo of America now advising that all services are available.
Nintendo of America initially directed users to a Facebook post earlier today that led to a dead link, but that hitch has made way for the following clarifications on the company's Twitter account.
The Nintendo eShop is now available on all systems. pic.twitter.com/FGWHjfSV8o— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 29, 2013
We do not anticipate any further outages, but will continue to closely monitor the situation.— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 29, 2013
We sincerely apologize for this week's inconsistencies and thank you again for your patience and support.— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 29, 2013
We will share more information about the launch of Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter as soon as possible.— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 29, 2013
We suspect that the company will aim to bring Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter to the eShop as soon as network stability is ensured, as the apps were already arriving a good period after Pokémon X & Y hit stores. The eShop platforms have been live during limited and fixed periods over the past couple of days, but confirmation of 24 hour availability is certainly welcome.
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