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Nintendo online gaming network back after major outage

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

18th Mar, 2020. 03:16 pm
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Online game network, Nintendo faced outage as a result of an unspecified network problem as internet-based systems faced pressures from people at home amidst coronavirus outbreak.

Gamers breathed a sigh of relief after the end of a network outage that affected Nintendo online games.

“The issue with our network services has now fixed.

Thank you for your patience!” tweeted Nintendo on its European Twitter account.

The hours-long outage affected its online games but also its e-shop, which went offline for a shorter period.

Nintendo online game network hit by outage

Nintendo has not specified the reason for either outage, which came after other online game systems.

The systems include Microsoft’s Xbox Live dealt with problems related to increased demand.

However, the outage affected people using the popular Nintendo Switch console as well as its 3DS and Wii U models.

Nintendo’s original Switch console has become a huge global seller.

Switch, a hybrid that can be used for handheld play or hooked up to a screen at home.

Last September, Nintendo also launched a scaled-back, cheaper version of the console, called Switch Lite, which is a strictly handheld device. Its sales have also been solid.

Online there was despair at the outage, which comes as people around the world find themselves confined to their homes to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

“Only a few days into the coronavirus self-isolation and servers are already down… oh dear god,” tweeted one frustrated user.

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