Nintendo limits eShop time as temporary fix for broken servers

Nintendo issued a statement Friday regarding online connection problems users are having with the eShop, saying they're are limiting access time in different regions to improve server performance.

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Snookies122117d ago

Argh Nintendo... I know this isn't your fault per se, but you guys REALLY have to step up your online services in just about every way...

Reeze2117d ago

Can you explain? I'm actually curious.

I've found that their online multiplayer is actually great, but of course, there are very few people on AC and CoD. That's not necessarily their fault.

The only things I can think of at the moment are party chat, achievements, and more online integration.

Other than that, it's great. I'm really enjoying Miiverse and video chatting with friends.

Snookies122117d ago

The fact that you will lose all of your digitally bought games if you ever lose your system... Their Eshop is a mess on the 3DS at least. Speaking of the Eshop, why don't we have SNES and GBA games on the 3DS yet? They have limits on how many times you can play a demo. Like you said, no party chat or achievements.

They have a LOT of areas to improve on. I love Nintendo and their games, but it's ridiculous how behind they are on the online front.

Reeze2116d ago


I can agree with you on a lot of that. If my Wii U was broken, I would have to contact Nintendo and who knows what they'd give me in compensation. Nothing? An eShop card?

Also, the 3DS eShop WORKS well, but I personally find it too hard to navigate. Same with Miiverse on 3DS; these things don't seem to work as well as they do on the Wii U.

However, on the Wii U, I see them trying to improve. They're bringing lots of new features and services, and I commend them for that. But, as you said, there are still areas that need improvement.

Benjaminkno2117d ago

I can get on now. I'm glad it didn't last through the weekend, that would have been terrible for everyone.

It's good that so many people bought a WiiU. I'm sure the network will be back to normal by the end of the weekend.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory2117d ago

Just for 3DS folks. I can access the Wii U eShop just fine.

Chrono2117d ago

How about you improve the service instead?

RosweeSon2117d ago

Just managed to get on the uk EShop 3DS, got my mario 3 so I'm happy, guess we have to wait until next week for mario tennis on gameboy color, can't have it all ;)

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