Is the Nintendo Network down? How to Check Nintendo Network Server Status

Nintendo’s online services play an important role in many games, allowing gamers to play online with others, download games, and also enjoy Nintendo’s library of retro games in the NES catalogs, SNES and Nintendo 64. Unfortunately, the service does not always work as expected. If you’re having trouble connecting to Nintendo’s network, there may be a problem on Nintendo’s end. Here’s how you can check the server status for Nintendo’s online services.

You should always check the official Nintendo website first. On the network status page, you will be able to see the current network status, any information related to ongoing server maintenance, as well as a schedule showing when Nintendo will perform server maintenance in the future. The page will also indicate which platforms are affected by network outages. You can check this page periodically to see if the servers have come back yet or not. Currently, the page says network services down on Switch, 3DS, and Wii U due to an Amazon Web Services outage.

If you can’t connect, but the network page says the servers are working fine, it’s possible that the page hasn’t been updated yet. Network outages are frequently reported or published en masse on the Internet, sometimes before Nintendo has a chance to update the network status page. You can always check social media to see if others are having the same issue as you, and if so, there’s probably a good chance something is up with the company’s servers.

Kevin M. Risinger