If you were planning on using your Wii U’s or Nintendo 3DS’ online features next week you may run into a couple of problems. Nintendo revealed that it will soon be holding an extended network maintenance period.
While standard Nintendo maintenance periods usually last between 1 – 5 hours, the upcoming maintenance will last around 10 hours. According to the official website, this extended maintenance period will affect “certain network services” such as online play and accessing the eShop. Here are the dates and times for the North American and European maintenance times:
From Monday, January 11 at 5 pm Pacific / 8 pm Eastern until Tuesday, January 12 at 3 am Pacific / 6 am Eastern.
From Tuesday, 12 January at 1 am GMT / 2 am CET to Tuesday, 12 January 11 am GMT / 12 pm CET.
Nintendo has yet to reveal why the upcoming maintenance will be longer than usual, but once a reason is given, we’ll be sure to let you all know.