In order to help solve some of the problems that people have been experiencing with connectivity, Nintendo will be taking the Nintendo eShop offline today for maintenance. The announcement was made on the official Nintendo Facebook page and reads as following:
We sincerely apologize for the connection problems in the Nintendo eShop. We understand this is taking longer than expected, but we can assure you that providing a solution is our top priority. We are determined to make sure everyone can enjoy all that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS have to offer. In an effort to manage the high volume of traffic and ultimately improve your experience, we are temporarily taking the Nintendo eShop services offline between the hours of 4 p.m. – 4 a.m. ET. Thank you so much for your continued patience. We will keep you updated.
You’ll be unable to access the Nintendo eShop either on the Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS for nearly 12 hours today as Nintendo works to fix the problem. Let’s hope this round of maintenance relieves the connectivity problems for those that are experiencing them.