Nintendo to close eShop temporarily due to high traffic, merger woes

Gigaom

Nintendo is experiencing some serious hiccups in its newly unified eShop platform, and the system is scheduled to go offline for 12 hours starting at 4pm EST/1pm PT, according to The Next Web.

The announcement was tweeted by the Nintendo UK account, and is the first mention that the eShop will be taken down to remedy issues. The eShop will be down for all Nintendo users, according to an official statement Nintendo sent to Gigaom via email:

Due to a high volume of traffic on the Nintendo Network service, users may be having trouble setting up Nintendo Network IDs and downloading content in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. We understand this is taking longer than expected, but we can assure you that providing a solution is our top priority. We are determined to make sure everyone can enjoy all that Wii U…

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