Nintendo Online Services Down Today


As part of an “Emergency Maintenance” procedure, Some of Nintendo’s online services will be down for a period of time.  Although it is not uncommon for an online gaming community to be inaccessible during maintenance, it can be a bit of an inconvenience.  Nintendo released the following statement in regards to the maintenance.

“During the emergency maintenance, parts of the affected services may be intermittently unavailable.”

Obviously it does not tell us what the emergency is, however I hope it is proactive and not reactive maintenance.

How do you feel about the downtime?  Hit the jump to find out which services will be affected.

Monday, January 28, 11 pm – Tuesday, January 29, 5 pm PT
Affected Services: Nintendo DS

  • Network Services
  • Pokémon Black Version
  • Pokémon White Version
  • Pokémon Black Version 2
  • Pokémon White Version 2

Monday, January 28, 5 pm – Monday, January 28 6:00 pm PT
Affected Services: Wii U

  • Match Making, Ranking, etc.
  • Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper

Monday, January 28, 12 pm – 5 pm PT
Affected Services: Wii U, 3DS, Wii, DS

  • Nintendo eShop (Wii U & 3DS)
  • Wii Shopping Channel
  • Nintendo DSi Shop
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