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Update [Wed 8th Dec, 2021 05:30 GMT]: According to Nintendo's customer support account on Twitter and network maintenance webpage, these issues have now been resolved:

"The failure related to the Nintendo Switch network service in general, which occurred around 0:35 on December 8, has been recovered. We apologize for the inconvenience."

Original article [Wed 8th Dec, 2021 01:00 GMT]: Nintendo's online service for the Switch is currently experiencing connection outages - preventing players from playing online and accessing the eShop to make purchases. The company has issued a notice over on its official website and via Twitter:

"Currently, there is a problem with all Nintendo Switch network services. We apologize for the inconvenience, but please wait for a while until the restoration."

Several hours later it provided the following update:

"We apologize for the continued inability to use network services such as Nintendo Switch. We are still working on the restoration work. We apologize for the inconvenience, but thank you for your patience."

It's all tied to the current Amazon Web Service outages, which Amazon has officially acknowledged:

We're experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 Region. You can attempt to access the US-WEST-2 console by trying: You may also continue to check in on our status updates:

Nintendo is not alone, either - with the outage affecting many other companies like Disney and Riot, and games such as League of Legends and Destiny 2.

Have you been impacted by these outages? Have you had any luck accessing the Switch eShop during this time or playing online? Tell us down in the comments below.

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