They Told Us, But The Nintendo eShop Is Down Today – Destructoid

‘Please check our network status page for the latest updates’

Nintendo told everyone it would happen, and with three Switch models tossing together, it’s no surprise the Nintendo eShop is down.

In a completely expected turn of events considering the past few years (and really, many years ago), just about everything eShop-related is down at the moment. This includes things from downloading games to buying new ones. The traffic jam started early in US hours this Christmas morning. Comparatively, I can access Xbox Live and PSN today, but given the popularity of the Switch, it makes sense that the eShop would be hit hardest.

Here’s Nintendo’s full statement:

“We are aware that players are encountering errors when accessing the Nintendo eShop and are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and please check our Network Status page for the latest updates.

And here’s the page where you’ll have to constantly press F5 to be able to redeem that download code you got for Christmas once “the Nintendo eShop is down” will be a thing of the past. Good luck!

I remember the days of getting a console and running it without any online connectivity requirement. And me Also remember all the benefits that come with said connectivity, and get the consoles after that, and having to make updates from day one while the network was down. The PS2 and Xbox Live days were a crazy time!

Chris Carter

Director of Reviews, Co-EIC – Chris has been avidly enjoying Destructoid since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, create an account and start blogging in January 2009. Now he’s on staff!

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