Nintendo takes eShop offline to mend problems

If you can't get on to the Nintendo eShop to download games or updates for your game console, don't panic. Nintendo is taking the store offline to fix connectivity problems that cropped up over the last few days. The eShop will be unavailable from December 27 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT to December 28 at 4 a.m. ET/1 a.m. PT.

The issues arose on Christmas Day as people with a new Wii U or 3DS systems were setting up their consoles, creating new Nintendo Network IDs, downloading updates, and purchasing games. … Read more