Nintendo's Online Services Are Down

Nintendo’s online services such as the Switch eShop and multiplayer networks are temporarily down.

Downdetector shows that the Nintendo Network is experiencing problems, and that there are ‘possible problems’ with both Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo eShop. IGN’s own testing has revealed that it’s currently not possible to access the eShop.

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The Nintendo of America online service status page also notes problems on all network services across Switch, Wii U, 3DS, and web portals.

Similar information has also been posted on Nintendo’s Japanese-language Twitter feed, explaining that network services have failed. Recovery work is apparently ongoing.

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This outage follows quickly after Microsoft’s Xbox Live system went down for an evening on March 15. It also comes ahead of Nintendo’s release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Hopefully the service will resume normal operation by the time the game launches.

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Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter

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