Nintendo Switch eShop Struggles To Stay Online During Holiday Traffic
It’s been a popular Christmas Day service for Nintendo Switch eShop, so it has been unavailable for most of December 25. Nintendo has confirmed that some players have problems downloading games and redeeming gift cards.
One or more major platform owners experience connectivity problems every year as new players rush online to get codes to redeem or update their systems. It appears that Nintendo has been the only major platform holder to experience significant outages. This has been going on for hours. Nintendo posted on Twitter that it was aware of the problem and “working to resolve the issue as soon possible.” However, there is no ETA.
If you are trying to redeem a gift certificate or update a console, it may take a while. The eShop status page of Nintendo has displayed the same message without any updates. It appears that servers were down around 1:04 PT. Although you won’t download any new games, you can still play any single-player games Santa might have left in your stocking. New Pokemon Snap or Shin Megami Tensei V made it onto my Game of the year for a recommendation.
You should have enough money to get you through until Nintendo gets things running again. Given the supply chain problems, let’s all stop complaining and be thankful that we have something to complain about. Although outages are quite common at this time of the year, it’s a good idea to update any console gifts that you already have in advance for Christmas 2022. I have worked in retail for many years, and I know that I advised everyone who bought a console between November and December to update it, wrap it in Christmas Day wrapping. You may be opening someone’s present, but they will thank you later.