Nintendo Apologises for Nintendo Network Issues as Full eShop Services Return

Information on Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter "as soon as possible"

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.

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.

Let us know your thoughts on the Holiday issues with the Nintendo Network below.