Nintendo eShop returns after Christmas Day outage
It’s alive. The Nintendo eShop was down on December 25, 2020 throughout the day, likely due to demand on Christmas Day. It even prompted Nintendo to send a tweet explaining his awareness of the issues. Now everything seems fine and people who experienced one of the issues – which involved purchased games not downloading – should have normal service.
This is one of the Nintendo eShop issues that arose yesterday. Some people had problems accessing the storefront at all. Others managed to get in there and make purchases, but then found that the games they had purchased weren’t starting to download or show up in their libraries, even though the product pages said they had been purchased. (It happened to me with Nonsense.) Now that service is restored, any purchases you’ve made should automatically start downloading and appear on your Nintendo Switch’s home screen.
As a reminder, several Nintendo eShop sales are ongoing through the end of 2020. Sales from Bandai Namco, Capcom, EA, Indie World, NIS America, and Ubisoft are all available now. Here are some of the more notable discounted games:
- Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition – $24.99
- Disgaea 1 complete – $19.99
- Doraemon Story of Seasons – $24.99
- Dragon’s Dogma: Darth Arisen – $14.99
- Dragon Ball FighterZ – $9.59
- underworld – $19.99
- Immortals Fenyx Rising – $39.99
- Langrisser I & II – $29.99
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III – $39.99
- Mario Kingdom Battle + Rabbids – $14.99
- Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate – $15.99
- Okami HD – $9.99
- A short hike – $6.39
- Spiritfarer – $22.49
Nintendo’s Network Maintenance Information/Operational Status website indicates that the eShop is not down and working as it should on all platforms.