Nintendo Switch Fans Could Be In For a Torrid Christmas as AWS Fulfills Unwanted Prophecy

Published 12/22/2021, 1:01 PM EST


The popular Amazon Web Services, or simply AWS, is down once again, resulting in a massive chain reaction across the planet. It looks like one of the world’s largest cloud computing service providers continues to cause issues for its clients, of which one is Nintendo. Because it’s not the first time that AWS has turned out to be problematic for its clients.

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Just a few days back, AWS was down, and that resulted in a global outage, where all the major companies related to gaming, tech, streaming, and many more suffered. It’s a matter of concern because, once again, history has repeated itself.

As of now, Nintendo has released no news about this issue. But it’s likely that they will release an official statement about this issue very soon.

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On the 22 of Dec 2021, one Twitter user who’s popular among the fans by the name of Tom Warren shared this news. For those who are unfamiliar with Tom, he is a senior editor at The Verge and covers all sorts of news related to PC, console, and Microsoft. Once this tweet went up, it became apparent that Nintendo wasn’t the only company facing an issue, as Epic Games servers were down as well.

Also, as of now, Amazon Web Services has released no official statement about this issue.

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Bad news for Nintendo fans and what else to expect

The outage could also mean that it could be a bad Christmas for Nintendo users. Moreover, Nintendo announced that they are expecting some server issues for the upcoming Christmas holiday, especially on the weekends. Mainly because of the influx of fresh users.

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As of the current situation, it’s uncertain that when the servers will go back to normal. All the fans using Epic Games and Nintendo services must be facing some issues with it. The fans have no other option than to wait for the devs to come up with a fix. To be honest, frequent outages are not expected from a company like Amazon.

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Swetabh Shekhar

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Swetabh Shekhar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and holds a Master's degree in Mass Communication. He has been playing video games since his childhood days and has witnessed the evolution of the gaming industry. GTA, Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, and The Walking Dead are some of his all-time favorites.

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