Nintendo Fans Express Disdain As the eShop Ruins Christmas With Early Outage

Published 12/25/2021, 2:42 PM EST


With the emergence of the festive season, the only thoughts that pop into our heads revolve around gifts and presents. For gamers, buying consoles and gifting gift cards is the norm. Players fondly remember booting up their most awaited consoles on Christmas morning and downloading their favorite titles.

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However, it seems that Nintendo Switch players will not be able to enjoy this experience. It appears that the Nintendo eStore has gone down this Christmas. The service either loads extremely slowly or does not load at all. Menus cannot be accessed and games cannot be purchased.

This outage is not completely disruptive for all Switch owners. Players who own physical copies of games can expect to go about their day as usual. However, players will not be able to purchase DLCs for their games.

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Moreover, players who have managed to get their hands on codes will not be able to redeem them either. Adding on to the inconvenience, this outage is not expected. In fact, Nintendo stated that they are not performing any sort of server maintenance.

Nintendo eShop down and Twitter users are not very pleased

Obviously, going down of an online service ahead of Christmas when high traffic is expected is not appreciated. Users of the handheld device took to Twitter to express their disdain in a humorous manner, poking fun at the video game juggernaut for its online service going down.

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As it stands, players have no choice but to wait for the server issue to be fixed. Nintendo has issued a statement regarding the outage as well. They have said, “We are currently experiencing difficulties with our network services. Please try again later. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

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The eStore going down is a fairly common issue that happens around Christmas. Users can perhaps spend this time bonding with their loved ones, moving into 2022.

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Tanmay Gupta

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Tanmay is an Esports writer at EssentiallySports. Pursuing his Bachelor’s in Journalism at Christ University Bangalore, he is passionate about video games and the stories they tell. He also has a keen interest in analyzing video games and writing about them.

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