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News: Nintendo Confirms a Short Spell of Network Maintenance for Early February

Nintendo Confirms a Short Spell of Network Maintenance for Early February

Nothing to get down(time) about

Sometimes Nintendo finds something it doesn't like and suddenly drops maintenance and network downtime upon us, and on other occasions it's simply a bit of regular house cleaning. It's the latter that's on the way early next week, so we thought we might as well give you advance warning. On this occasion it should...

News: Extended Super Mario Maker Network Maintenance to Fix Create Mode 'Bug'

Extended Super Mario Maker Network Maintenance to Fix Create Mode 'Bug'

Down for 37.5 hours

Update: Nintendo has now provided an update on the extended Super Mario Maker fix, issuing the following statement: We are carrying out emergency maintenance to fix a bug that occurs in "Create" mode. During this time, Super Mario Maker's online services will be unavailable. We are currently preparing a software update to fix...

News: Xenoblade Chronicles X and Nintendo Network Maintenance Sessions Are On the Way

Xenoblade Chronicles X and Nintendo Network Maintenance Sessions Are On the Way

Just four hours this time around

On a regular basis Nintendo needs to take some online services down to give the servers a bit of a spit and polish, depriving us of valuable Splatoon time, or general online time, for that matter. There's a bit of maintenance on the way to be aware of, so let's break it down. First of all, Xenoblade Chronicles X...

Reminder: Upcoming Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance Could Disrupt Online Play

Upcoming Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance Could Disrupt Online Play

Find something other than Splatoon this evening

As some of you no doubt recall Nintendo recently lined up another extended session of network maintenance; though the timing and circumstances of the last work of this nature gave hope of a related Direct or special event, so far nothing has been announced. The maintenance is definite, though, so...

News: Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on the Way

Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on the Way

Almost exactly two months after the last Direct...

Nintendo completed some Nintendo Network maintenance in brief windows during the Holiday season, along with some minor downtime, resulting in a fairly stable period overall. The latest announced maintenance has, however, caught our attention. The timing and length of the planned maintenance is...

News: Nintendo's New Membership Service Is Called "Nintendo Account"

Nintendo's New Membership Service Is Called "Nintendo Account"

Cloud servers used to exchange save data between mobile and console

Nintendo has revealed the name of its new membership programme - the one introduced to replace the outgoing Club Nintendo system. During a special investors strategy briefing in Tokyo, CEO Tatsumi Kimishima announced that the service would be known as "Nintendo Account" and, as...

Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Network and Wii U Could Point the Way for Future Hardware

The New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Network and Wii U Could Point the Way for Future Hardware

The portable and home console gap slowly closes

The New Nintendo 3DS arrives this week, which is exciting news for eager portable games for a number of reasons. It's very much 3DS version 1.5, so the upgrade is down to the accumulation of a variety of relatively small improvements as opposed to a generational leap. It's standard Nintendo practice...

News: Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance May Disrupt Late Night 3DS Online Play

Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance May Disrupt Late Night 3DS Online Play

Sorry, night owls

If you're the kind of 3DS owner that likes to relax late at night with a few chaotic races of Mario Kart 7 or some team-based ghost hunts in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon then, be warned, your routine may be disrupted today / tomorrow. Those in North America will see some disruption to online play on the 3DS late tonight, while in...

News: Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on Wii U and 3DS Scheduled For 13th March

Extended Nintendo Network Maintenance on Wii U and 3DS Scheduled For 13th March

One month after the last Nintendo Direct...

Nintendo can be accused of many things, often unfairly, but sleeping on the online job surely isn't one of them. The current generation of Wii U and 3DS has seen the company drastically evolve and update its online infrastructure, and system maintenance has been a regular feature of just that. Sometimes...

News: Nintendo Confirms Dedicated Development Team for Smart Device Services

Nintendo Confirms Dedicated Development Team for Smart Device Services

"I have not given any restrictions to the development team"

In his recently completed Investor Briefing, now translated into English, Satoru Iwata has confirmed plans to utilise the Nintendo Network ID system more effectively, highlighting an objective to one day remove the ties of the IDs to hardware and deliver the much-requested account-based...

News: Nintendo Apologises for Nintendo Network Issues as Full eShop Services Return

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...

News: Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter Releases Delayed in the West

Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter Releases Delayed in the West

Nintendo Network issues cited as the cause

Boxing Day was an odd day in the world of Nintendo Downloads. Issues with the Nintendo Network continued, while Nintendo disabled Pokémon Bank and withdrew it from the eShop in Japan; it emerged that the launch of the app on 25th December in the company's homeland had contributed to the issues we've...

News: Pokémon Bank Withdrawn From 3DS eShop in Japan as Nintendo Network Issues Continue

Pokémon Bank Withdrawn From 3DS eShop in Japan as Nintendo Network Issues Continue

Western release on 27th December in doubt

Since Christmas Day there have been serious problems with the Nintendo Network, with the big N assuring gamers that its working hard to resolve the issue. At the time of writing various online games are functional, but there are still problems with both eShop platforms and the 3DS version of Miiverse across...

News: Nintendo Network 3DS Promotion to Offer Free Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Download in Europe

Nintendo Network 3DS Promotion to Offer Free Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Download in Europe

Wahoo!

Today's European Nintendo Direct broadcast certainly showed a festive spirit, with Nintendo of Europe President Satoru Shibata outlining a "Nintendo Network Promotion" to encourage 3DS owners in the region to either create an ID or link their Wii U equivalent. Nintendo Network IDs were added with the major 3DS system update on 10th December,...

News: Extended Nintendo Network System Maintenance Scheduled for 9th December

Extended Nintendo Network System Maintenance Scheduled for 9th December

3DS system update and Miiverse speculation ahoy!

What do you get when you combine a major 3DS system update loosely pegged for December with a lengthy session of system maintenance on the Nintendo Network? Speculation, that's what! Nintendo's network status pages for North America and Europe are showing aligned and extended maintenance scheduled for...