The Nintendo eShop is back online following a number of connection issues affecting it over the holiday period.
The shop had suffered after the Christmas rush of new users to the system, combined with the release of the Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter causing it to crash, and delaying the worldwide launch of the Pokémon applications.
Tweets from Nintendo UK confirm that they have sorted out the problems, and that it seems as though it is business as usual for the online system.
The first tweet noted that “The Nintendo eShop is back online in all regions”. This was quickly followed up with an assurance that they “do not anticipate any further outages of the Nintendo eShop, but will continue to closely monitor the situation.” Finally, they thanked people for their patience during the online problems.
This means that, barring any unforeseen problems or updates with the system, players should be able to download Wii, Wii U, DSi, and 3DS games and playing online without any problems.
The Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter downloads are still offline for the time being, having been due to have launched on the 27th December. Nintendo has promised that more details of the apps launch will be announced as soon as possible.
It’s good to see a quick response to the problems from Nintendo, probably helped by the decision to delay the Pokémon apps. Hopefully the news on the release of these will come soon.
Did the online disruption cause problems for any of you?