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The 'My Nintendo Store' is currently under maintenance for several countries in the EU and will reportedly be down for "a few weeks", meaning it is currently not possible for users to browse or make purchases on the store (thanks to user NielsNL for the tip).

We've tested this out, and the store is down in France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands among other EU countries. The reasoning behind this is unclear at this time; perhaps the stores are being updated to be more aligned with the UK version. Either way, we've reached out to Nintendo to get some clarification on the matter.

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The timing, of course, may prove concerning for some users, as the launch of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is just over a couple of weeks away at the time of writing. Furthermore, pre-orders of the Special Edition of the game are reportedly due to go live towards the end of July, meaning that folks waiting for its release may need to wait a bit longer. Hopefully, however, it may be the case that Nintendo is preparing for the increased traffic after pre-orders in North America caused the My Nintendo Store site to go offline.

If we hear back from Nintendo on the store maintenance, we'll be sure to let you know of any updates.

Have you been affected by the My Nintendo Store maintenance? Let us know in the comments below.