Error code 2811-7503 appears as fans overload servers

the Splaton 2 The release date is here, which means the game can finally be downloaded via the Nintendo eShop! At least, that’s what had to happen. In place, Splaton 2 hopefuls had to go through the pain and agony of error code 2811-7503 on game launch night just to snag the game.

The Nintendo Eshop ‘Splatoon 2’ Down: Release Date Issues Lead to Botched Downloads, But Charged Credit Cards

The saga began in the early morning of July 21, just after midnight ET. Nintendo Switch owners flocked to the doors of the eShop, a door that apparently wasn’t big enough to accommodate everyone. If you were sleeping, here’s a look at what happened.

Which sparked outrage online. On Reddit and on Twitter.

And finally, an official behind-the-scenes look at Nintendo’s eShop last night.

The problem is understandable: launching a Nintendo game is always going to have fans of the console rushing to get it on day one. But Nintendo already knows the answer to this problem. They even use it in their other video game consoles.

The ‘Splatoon 2’ Nintendo Eshop Down: Server Issues Highlight the Switch’s Lack of Preload Capabilities

Nintendo’s Wii U and 3DS allow you to preload games. Instead of everyone picking up a digital version of the game on release night, players can download most of the game before the release date and get a small update that gives them the ability to play it. So instead of everyone trying (and failing) to download a big file at the same time, everyone already has the big file – they’re just waiting for Nintendo to hand them the keys to unlock it.

Until the Switch has the ability to preload game downloads, we’re likely to see more crashes accompanying larger game releases. Console may not get high-profile games until October Super Mario Odysseybut something tells us that Ryu might still have a few hurricane kicks left in him until then.

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Timothy C. Mayo