Nintendo has revealed that its online stores will be temporarily offline on Tuesday for scheduled maintenance.

The 3DS eShop, DSi Shop and Wii Shop Channel will all be inaccessible from 10:00 PT to "about" 17:00 PT.

What's coming? It could be all manner of things. Nintendo could be preparing its online portals for the introduction of the Nintendo ID account, which will allow you to tie all of your purchases to a single ID and therefore share them more easily between systems. Or it could just be laying down the digital framework for the impending release of the Wii U console.

Alternatively, it might only be routine "behind the scenes" work and nothing will look any different when the stores all return to service.

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