Nintendo Switch Online, why did your servers go down?

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Nintendo is experiencing a drop in your network services, which affects the operational status of your servers and the infrastructure of Nintendo Switch Online. The Japanese company experienced this Tuesday, December 7 at 4:41 PM (Spanish peninsular time) a period of inactivity that extends until the date of publication of this news. In this way, right now it is not possible to play online or make purchases through the portal eShop from Nintendo Switch.

[Actualización 08:53] The servers are back to normal.

“Network services are not available at the moment. We are sorry for the inconvenience ”, can be read in the latest Nintendo update on its official website in Spanish, dated this Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

Nintendo network services are down, what is happening?

The reason for this fall, like other services such as Facebook, Disney +, League of Legends, Tinder or McDonalds, is due to the global fall of Amazon Web Services. Infrastructure AWS is he world’s leading cloud network hosting service. A set of web services that form a huge platform capable of providing online hosting for thousands of websites and applications from the United States, China, Europe and South America.

In other words, if AWS goes down, all sites, applications, and clients hosted on your servers go down.

To know the status of Amazon’s servers, just go to this web portal, in which regular updates of all AWS services are offered region by region. Apparently, the vast majority are already solved.

It is expected that Nintendo’s infrastructure will be fully operational in the next few hours.

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We remember that the original Nintendo 64 Paper Mario will arrive on Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack next Friday, December 10, 2021. It is the first addition to the new service premium from Nintendo Switch, which includes titles from Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive. You can check the full list of games here.

References | Nintendo Europe (Network maintenance information); Nintendo America


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