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Following outage, Nintendo eShop is back up and running

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Dec 2013 16:33

Following outage, Nintendo eShop is back up and running Following days of outages triggered by a Christmas traffic surge, Nintendo's eShop is back online for all systems.
Nintendo confirmed the platform was back a few hours ago after resolving all the necessary issues. At the time, the gaming company had said the outage was caused by a "one-time surge in demand" caused by the holidays. In addition, there was a surge in new Nintendo Network accounts from new console owners and 3DS accounts were also converted to the Nintendo Network at the same time.

The company has been working on unifying all of its online platforms to the Nintendo Network ID for the last few weeks, instead of having console or handheld owners being tied to their individual devices.

Still down, however, are the Pokemon Bank and Pokemon Transported apps, which were set to launch on Friday. Pokémon Bank is a paid application and service for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y that allows gamers to deposit, store, and manage their Pokémon on the Internet. Transporter allows for transferring of games to older Pokemon Black and White games.

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