Emergency Nintendo Network maintenance will be going underway today starting at 3pm Eastern time and will last through tomorrow at 8pm Eastern time. All current-gen Nintendo systems are being affected by the maintenance, including the Wii, Wii U, DS and 3DS eShops. A full maintenance schedule can be found here on Nintendo’s site. Matchmaking for certain games will be unavailable, including Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper and Pokemon Black & White and Pokemon Black & White 2. Nintendo hasn’t given an official reason for the maintenance, but considering Iwata’s assurance that the company is working to fix issues with lag, connectivity, and the speed of updates, it probably makes sense that maintenance is a top priority. local_offer Nintendo nintendo network wii u stars Further Reading Why Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic Nintendo will not have an E3 press conference Nintendo profits are up 520% Breath of the Wild sells 3.8 million units Is Nintendo shafting Axiom Verge because of Dan Adelman? Nintendo doesn't need 3rd parties, says Stardock CEO Megan Allen ummm ok DennisJKA Really!? Why would someone shut down their entire services for maintenance EVERY single week? Bob Wilkerson Actually this is quite common and in the vast majority of cases online services are not affected at all or just be a little bit of a slow down. I am sure XBOX Live and PSN have similar schedules but in most cases you do not notice as they have redundant servers to handle the load and they do them one by one or in groups. This type of maintenance is very common in organizations that have large IT infrastructure to support. Noteak My cousins have a ps3 and said that the PSN shut down so long Sony let them download 1 or 2 games that they wanted Bob Wilkerson Yeah well that is because the PSN is so bad it kept on getting hacked so they had to shut it down because it was the only way to stop the hackers. The Playstation Network issue(s) is a different story but under typical conditions maintenance updates are applied at scheduled intervals and may result in some brief downtime but may never be noticed by the end user at all. juve Blizzard do that, and other companies too Per Paulpaule i cant read the article because of a add :s Sami Rautio Only problem with my wii u is miiverse freezes a lot while reading posts about every 5-10 minutes the console does not respond anyway after freeze have to unplug the console for 10 seconds dont think this is good for console ….and im european so hope they could made fixes with spring updates to this 🙁 payed 380€ for console and 1 of its main features are not working well :/ Tho Love the wii U <3 SirDjss that never happend to me to be honest . The_European_Wii_U yeah it happens to me too, not every 10 minutes but yes once a week or something like this. when the console bricks is awful because if you push the power button the console don’t turn off, you have to unplug the console :/ Morits Lian “Bricks” Well… No. Just no. No. It’s a freeze, it’s not bricked. http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Brick Lucy Heartfillia never happened to me either. Jeffery02 The only time mine ever froze was when I first tried out the YouTube app. I have had no problem otherwise. I didn’t know people were having MiiVerse issues. :-/ Zach DiRienzo I only freeze when i’m playing Scribblenauts Unlmtd and I have ALOT of stuff spawned uPadWatcher At least I’ll be getting the Wii U this Friday so I have nothing else to worry about. Mickey Mouse I better get Might Switch Force HD downloaded in the next couple of hours then. AAAkabob Only games affected are the pokemon black & white games and its only 16 hours… Noteak Guys what should I do My download system told me that it failed downloading it what should I do? Jeffery02 Just wait for the maintenance to be done. My system is doing the same. I’m sure it’s not an issue with your Wii U. Give it a few hours. If it’s still doing it tomorrow, then contact Nintendo’s customer support. Johny wow.. cool. maybe that’ll fix my terrible issues with wireless connectivity Arimus66 For some reason, my console freezes only when on the web browser, everything else is fine.