Nintendo’s servers stabilize and normal services resume.
Nintendo’s eShop was completely overwhelmed by the incredibly high volume of traffic that new 3DS and Wii U systems bought on Christmas caused. After nearly four days of downtime, the servers are back up, and the Nintendo eShop is now functioning normally, reports Kotaku.
To address the issues, Nintendo had basically instituted a series of rolling blackouts for the eShop around the world, throttling access to the storefront to manage server load. At this point, everything seems to be back to how it used to be.
Of special note is the fact that Pokemon Bank, the free Pokemon app that was speculated to be at least one of the reasons for the eShop outage, is now delayed and Nintendo has still not given it a release date, saying only that it will be made available ‘later.’ Considering that Pokemon Bank is basically necessary for anyone who wants to bring over their Pokemon from previous games into X and Y, let’s hope Nintendo gets that sorted out soon.