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Submitted by Seedhouse 524d ago | news

Wii U online services unavailable due to "technical difficulties"

Nintendo Insider writes:

Nintendo of America have confirmed that all online services for Wii U are currently unavailable due to technical difficulties. (Nintendo, Wii U)

Update Nintendo have confirmed that service has now been restored, and running as normal.

insomnium2  +   524d ago
Uh Oh!
AsimLeonheart  +   524d ago
Nintendo and their bad lucks. No sales, no games and now no online. They keep running into troubles one after another.
ape007  +   524d ago
dude the nintendo hate is in your blood, ease up

still nintendo has the best exclusives in gaming
3-4-5  +   524d ago
Water always finds it's level. They will be fine.
thezeldadoth  +   524d ago
i'm sure it wont last 2 months like that other companies big technical difficulty. 2 months, oh well right. but nintendo is doomed if they dont fix it in 12 hours.
AsimLeonheart  +   524d ago
@ape007
I didnt say anything hateful about Nintendo. I was not cheering or rejoicing. I just stated their current circumstances in a neutral manner.
jcnba28  +   524d ago
LOL more like poor Sony. Remember PSN no?
scissor_runner  +   524d ago
It doesn't matter I have to work on some stuff now then it monster hunter time and time to buy another 3ds! D ex will be fun also, then I guess I'll pick up Lego Gta lol. Oh I still have to get need for speed, bad EA bad!
gpturbo81  +   524d ago
spoken like a true prepubescent
AsimLeonheart  +   524d ago
@gturbo81

What? You guys are so sensitive that you get riled up even at stating facts. Do you want everyone to bury their head in the sand like you guys and say everything is okay? Take off your fanboy goggles and accept the reality. A person only resorts to personal insults when he can not make a sound argument, just like you. If you think you are an "adult" then argue like an adult. Oh and why do you naturally assume that the other person is a kid? Just because you have reached your teens or early 20s barely? Grow up boy... or manchild... or whatever you are.
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PopRocks359  +   523d ago
@AsimLeonheart

"No online"

The online was down for all of a day. Barely a single day, not even a full day. Are you serious?
jaymart2k  +   524d ago
Shut up, name 1 company that servers never failed.

Oh wait you can't.
PeaSFor  +   524d ago
"Shut up, name 1 company that servers never failed."

two wrongs don't make a right
Benjaminkno  +   524d ago
even Blizzard has had problems with their servers. Criticism towards them is just silly
Studio-YaMi  +   524d ago
Uh Oh what !?
1 online blackout and you people make it seem like it's the end for them,Sony & MS had the same issues MANY times !
jcnba28  +   524d ago
I just checked on my Wii U, there's nothing wrong with online. This article is bullshit.
Baka-akaB  +   524d ago
"Nintendo of America have confirmed" . No need to be angry , it's probably not even widespread and getting fixed or already fixed
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Mustang300C2012  +   524d ago
Well maybe you are one out of 5 with a Wii U worldwide Brah. It was confirmed stop tripping and if you are up why complain.
mudmax  +   524d ago
one out of 5 huh brah. I also been online all morning no problem. Only one tripping is you and you don't even have a wii u troll.
Benjaminkno  +   524d ago
You don't have a wii u so why are you here?
jmc8888  +   524d ago
Don't worry about the troll, he's busy driving his small prickmobile.
PopRocks359  +   523d ago
The correct number would be one of 3+ million.
MasterCornholio  +   524d ago
I hate to tell you this but Nintendo isn't a gaming company that produces flawless products. The With Us online service is relatively new so its bound to have some issues every once in a while.

Instead of living in denial you should just accept this and move on.

Motorola RAZR i
jcnba28  +   524d ago
Grow up child.
SilentNegotiator  +   524d ago
But this is what people do for hits; they make an article about some technical problems in a very limited server area and call the service "down"/"unavail able"
stuna1  +   524d ago
But how is this different from any other service that goes down?
SilentNegotiator  +   524d ago
...where did I suggest that this was a unique situation?

My point was that journalists love to make every interference out as some widespread, long-running issue when it isn't 95% of the time.
Seedhouse  +   524d ago
This was actually an issue worldwide, but the service has been restored now.
josephayal  +   524d ago
I think Nintendo is testing their new WiiU2 prototype console
jmc8888  +   524d ago
If that was true all it needs to do is beat 1.8 TFlops.

Literally strapping 3 Wii U's together WOULD do that.
josephayal  +   524d ago
I totally agree with you, the next generation of console gaming is right around the corner, PS3,DURANGO and the Wii u 2
scissor_runner  +   524d ago
No it's a wiiu and 3ds taped together to play monster hunter! Next gen is already here.
Amigaengine  +   524d ago
Been playing Blops2 all morning no issue ?
ReLLiK  +   524d ago
I didn't know the Wii u had any games to play online...
mudmax  +   524d ago
Go away troll. Why are you reading wii u articles anyway. Come out of the closet, we know you want one or you wouldn't be reading this.
Benjaminkno  +   524d ago
Ha Ha ha.. that's hilarious!
That's why they troll!! Because they want one, but don't want to "betray" their brand.. bunch of jokes.

I just ordered my ZombiU bundle with the pro controller.. it gets here friday.. I've never been so excited about a console..
1upgamer99  +   524d ago
No issues here, so it must have been a short outage. So what, was it out for a couple hours? All of the online services I use have issues now and again. Netflix, PS3, Yahoo,and last week I could not access N4G for over an hour. Last month ATT had an outage for internet service on Cell phones for over 6 hours, and I thought that was strange because my phone worked fine, it was only the internet that did not. Anyway this article's heading is certainly misleading as usual when it comes to Nintendo.
Godchild1020  +   524d ago
" Anyway this article's heading is certainly misleading as usual when it comes to Nintendo."

That is not completely true. Sony has seen some misleading articles when the PSN was going through maintenance. I don't know about Microsoft so much.
PopRocks359  +   523d ago
The articles that came out during the hack attack were a cross between retarded and asinine. A lot of people were jumping to conclusions, spreading misinformation and of course labeling Sony as Satan's offspring.

After seeing that, it's pretty easy to see when someone has produced a similar article for other companies and products.
1upgamer99  +   523d ago
When I said this article was misleading as usual when it comes to Nintendo, you can pretty much find an article that is negative rather than positive. The people who write most of these type articles are going to put a negative spin on even the SMALLEST of issues. Where as with other consoles they tend to let them slide. I know Sony has come under fire too, but not to the extent Nintendo has. I am glad you are not a Microfan though. Microfans are the worst. Sony and Nintendo = Games!
MNGamer-N  +   524d ago
Trolling along in my automobile, with no other place to go, stopping in for a WiiU article, my daily fix then I can go.
GraveLord  +   524d ago
Not only can they not handle HD development but they can't handle simple online servers. Oh wait........I shouldn't be talking since PSN goes offline that the worst times. Maybe I should switch to Xbox Live? That never goes offline!
Jek_Porkins  +   524d ago
I've screen capped a few of these Nintendo articles, will be funny to do a call back when/if the PS4 runs into similar issues with low sales out of the gate and online problems.

I don't think it's right to make light of a fellow gamer's situation, not sure why so many people here feel the need to act like a total douche, but relax a bit.
The_Klank  +   524d ago
''I don't think it's right to make light of a fellow gamer's situation...''

But you are already intending to do just that for a console that won't be released for another 9 months?
Jek_Porkins  +   524d ago
I wont personally be making light of the situation, just reminding some of the lesser intelligent people what goes around, comes around.

We don't even have to look far to see a struggling handheld, yet I've not once laughed or joked about how poorly it does.
The_Klank  +   524d ago
Fair enough, I know some people deserve it so you just hold on to those bullets and fire away at the most opportune time.
Sikct9a  +   524d ago
Man I want a Wii U but I'm so broke. :(
Y_5150  +   524d ago
I'm with ya. There's so much to buy with such little amount of money. :(
jmc8888  +   524d ago
If it helps they are on sale 50 off at places in the US and UK. I think Best Buy has it $50 off.
mudmax  +   524d ago
Miiverse didn't allow posts earlier for like 5 mins. thats the only thing I've noticed.
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DivineAssault  +   524d ago
Nintendo needs to get their network options as attractive as the others.. Its free though at least
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   524d ago
I should've NEVER of had my GF get this console for us at launch... right out of the box I've been left wanting more! and feel they've left their gamers unsatisfied/displeased.... where the f**k are the games? Nintendo better get something out soon or I'll gladly get rid of this console soon!
PopRocks359  +   523d ago
Three games released just this month, actually.

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