Nintendo’s eShop servers are which means that anyone who got a new Nintendo Switch for Christmas is going to have a rough time downloading games.
Currently, both Sony’s PlayStation Network and Nintendo’s eShop online services are suffering a breakdown. People are experiencing errors when trying to access the eShop to purchase and download games, but Nintendo announced that they are working on a fix for them.
The timing of this outage is not ideal because it’s Christmas day and many new PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch owners are probably trying to connect to the services to play games.
The company said that it’s unclear when it will support and run, but in the meantime, enjoy playing on your next-gen console on Christmas Day! It suggests that people will just have to make due with whatever physical games they got with their new console.
Now, both the PlayStation Network and Nintendo eShop are little bit recovered and the earlier issues have resolved, according to a report. People who are still facing trouble when connecting to the PlayStation Network or eShop should give it a little more time and there is no doubt that the issues will work itself out.
If you’re an existing Switch owner and you want to move your games to a higher capacity memory card. Right now, it is impossible to just insert your formatted card and re-download all of your games from the eShop. People can only transfer their games and photos via PC if their computer has a slot to accept their memory card.
Nintendo isn’t the only company who has these issues; Sony’s online dashboard is also reporting intermittent issues with some PlayStation services, though purchasing and downloading games seems to be running regularly.