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Nintendo Digital Shops Undergoing Maintenance Tomorrow

by Patrick Barnett - November 5, 2012, 10:29 am PST
Total comments: 26 Source: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/network/en_na/net..., Nintendo

All three shops are temporarily going down, but what for?

All three of Nintendo's digital shops will be undergoing temporary maintenance on Tuesday, November 6, according to Nintendo's website.

While Nintendo's network undergoes regularly scheduled maintenance every Tuesday morning, this week the North American Nintendo eShop, Nintendo DSiShop, and Wii Shop Channel will all be undergoing maintenance from 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (1:00PM - 10:00PM EST.) The Japanese eShop will also be offline on Wednesday between 3:00 and 10:00 JST.

There is currently no confirmed word on what the maintenance is for, but it can be speculated that it may have something to do with preparation for the upcoming launch of the Wii U. We have contacted Nintendo about the matter. Check back for any updates on the story.

Talkback

Pixelated PixiesNovember 05, 2012

Please introduce a 'gift' feature on eShop!

geoNovember 05, 2012

Quote from: Pixelated

Please introduce a 'gift' feature on eShop!

Just in time for the holidays!  That would be great!

TrueNerdNovember 05, 2012

Clearly this is a diabolical liberal scheme to get us to vote tomorrow instead of wasting time on the eShop. Bastards!

AVNovember 05, 2012

Please let me use wii vc games on 3ds , allow me to plug in 3ds sd card into wii u to play 3ds eshop vc games on tv. I guess account set up and more full downloads for legacy games

ejamerNovember 05, 2012

Pipe Dream: Laying the groundwork for unified Nintendo eShop accounts across all Nintendo platforms, so that digital games are no longer tied to hardware once the firmware update goes live.


Likely Reality: Background changes that aren't visible to users due to Wii U releasing soon.

CericNovember 05, 2012

Hopefully they are installing Bigger Tubes so Coins and glop can travel through them faster.

broodwarsNovember 05, 2012

I hope they're tweaking the Wii Shop so the damn thing doesn't time-out on the loading screen almost every time I try to use it upon booting up my Wii. That's an issue I've been seeing for years.

TJ SpykeNovember 05, 2012

Is it your Wii having the problem? Because that has never happened to me, and I never heard of that happening to others.

CericNovember 05, 2012

Quote from: broodwars

I hope they're tweaking the Wii Shop so the damn thing doesn't time-out on the loading screen almost every time I try to use it upon booting up my Wii. That's an issue I've been seeing for years.

That's ship has sailed.

Quote from: TJ

Is it your Wii having the problem? Because that has never happened to me, and I never heard of that happening to others.

I have since launch.

Quote from: geo

Quote from: Pixelated

Please introduce a 'gift' feature on eShop!

Just in time for the holidays!  That would be great!

This. Oh my god, so much THIS.

Pixelated PixiesNovember 05, 2012

Quote from: Kairon

Quote from: geo

Quote from: Pixelated

Please introduce a 'gift' feature on eShop!

Just in time for the holidays!  That would be great!



This. Oh my god, so much THIS.


I know right!? I mean come on. The pictorial representation of these digital games is a boxed gift with a bow for crying out loud. It's silly that we still don't have what is quite a basic feature and one which would no doubt mean more sales for Nintendo.

AVNovember 06, 2012

i wanted gifting games for a long time, I didn't say anything because I assumed that i was alone.


More than likely Wiishop will return as e-shop and let you transfer over stuff to Wii U. Which is needed but not that exciting.


My current wii feels like it will die soon, its a little slow loading stuff up and a few times froze up. I haven't really touched it so I hope to transfer everything and it will be the 'gamecube' machine after that .

azekeNovember 06, 2012

Accounts with content management, please.

I lost my 3DS, and it feels bad.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorNovember 06, 2012

Where's the updates, Nintendo!!!

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/network/en_na/network_status.jsp

CericNovember 06, 2012

Quote from: UncleBob

Where's the updates, Nintendo!!!

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/network/en_na/network_status.jsp

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From about 11/06/2012 03:00 PT to 11/06/2012 05:00 PT

Pixelated PixiesNovember 06, 2012

Quote from: Ceric

Quote from: UncleBob

Where's the updates, Nintendo!!!

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/network/en_na/network_status.jsp

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Quote:

From about 11/06/2012 03:00 PT to 11/06/2012 05:00 PT


Why what happened on the 11th of June?

Only joking, but I'll never understand why Americans put the month before the day.

CericNovember 06, 2012

Quote from: Pixelated

Quote from: Ceric

Quote from: UncleBob

Where's the updates, Nintendo!!!

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/network/en_na/network_status.jsp

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Quote:

From about 11/06/2012 03:00 PT to 11/06/2012 05:00 PT


Why what happened on the 11th of June?

Only joking, but I'll never understand why Americans put the month before the day.

Because of how we speak.  Here it would be June 11th, 2012.  You rarely hear anyone say the 11th of June.

Though I've read a story that states that 90 or so years ago we did say the date the same way but as more paperwork was being done Book Keepers found it easier to group documents by month so in your 2012 file cabinet a draw would be a Month October then the day would be the specific folder.  Since 2012 is the whole cabinet it be less important while October being the drawer and then the day being the place in the drawer making it second most important.  So in short it seems to stem from capitalism.

slim1980November 06, 2012

just talked to nintendo and there is no maintenance today.no updates today no true info.sorry nintendo world report.i cant say for japan.but the usa isnt.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorNovember 06, 2012

Ummm, "Slim", I don't know who you "talked to" at Nintendo, but the maintenance notice is listed right on their status page.

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From about 11/06/2012 10:00 PT to about 11/06/2012 17:00 PT

  Nintendo eShop Nintendo DSi Shop
  Wii Shop Channel

Some parts of the service are currently suspended due to temporary maintenance.
We apologise for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

I don't foresee any drastic changes, but one can hope.

slim1980November 06, 2012

sorry nwr for makeing the comment bout nintendo,1-800-255-3700 is nintendos number lol those people have no idea what they are talking bout.im sorry for sayin u was wrong but nintendo needs  to keep there empolyees updated lol

pokepal148November 06, 2012

I suspect redistribution of server space, dsiware is likely going to be 2/3rd of the space and wii shop will likely be about one 3rd if that makes any sense. the wii shop is likely getting a transfer tool for the wii U.Perhaps they are laying the groundwork for an account system but they won't pull a sega saturn if you get my drift, the 3DS eshop may get preperations for GBA support at a later date but wasn't the 3ds eshop down last month as well,

Pixelated PixiesNovember 06, 2012

Quote from: Ceric

Because of how we speak.  Here it would be June 11th, 2012.  You rarely hear anyone say the 11th of June.

Though I've read a story that states that 90 or so years ago we did say the date the same way but as more paperwork was being done Book Keepers found it easier to group documents by month so in your 2012 file cabinet a draw would be a Month October then the day would be the specific folder.  Since 2012 is the whole cabinet it be less important while October being the drawer and then the day being the place in the drawer making it second most important.  So in short it seems to stem from capitalism.

Americans influenced by capitalism?!

Snarky comments aside, that explaination actually makes sense. As a student of history though it always bothered me.

RachtNovember 07, 2012

Quote from: Pixelated

Quote from: Ceric

Because of how we speak.  Here it would be June 11th, 2012.  You rarely hear anyone say the 11th of June.

Though I've read a story that states that 90 or so years ago we did say the date the same way but as more paperwork was being done Book Keepers found it easier to group documents by month so in your 2012 file cabinet a draw would be a Month October then the day would be the specific folder.  Since 2012 is the whole cabinet it be less important while October being the drawer and then the day being the place in the drawer making it second most important.  So in short it seems to stem from capitalism.

Americans influenced by capitalism?!

Snarky comments aside, that explaination actually makes sense. As a student of history though it always bothered me.

I'm an American (though I wish I lived in the U.K.), but I always put the day before the month anyway. Even when speaking. It just sounds correct. 6 November 2012 just looks and sounds better than November 6th, 2012.

TJ SpykeNovember 07, 2012

I have to disagree, it feels wrong and unnatural to say the day first. And it makes no sense, it would be like writing the time as 34:6 instead of 6:34.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorNovember 07, 2012

so... nothing?

Pixelated PixiesNovember 07, 2012

Quote from: TJ

I have to disagree, it feels wrong and unnatural to say the day first. And it makes no sense, it would be like writing the time as 34:6 instead of 6:34.


Yeah, but at least when you're writing the time you're moving in one direction. In other words it's biggest to smallest: Hour, Minute, Second. Similarly, the way we write the date in Europe goes in one direction. smallest to largest: Day, Month, Year. What I never understood was why you would write it as Month, Day, Year. It's always seemed bizarre to me.

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