Make a Nintendo Account now if you’re gifting a Switch this week warns Nintendo
As amongst the first regions in the world to celebrate Christmas, Australian’s might get lucky with this, but it’s good to point out either way. As soon as the European’s and Americans wake up, it all goes to hell.
If you’re giving a Nintendo Switch console this Christmas period, particularly if it’s for a child, you should probably go ahead and set up a Nintendo Account now before the big day.
Not only will the person receiving the Switch be able to get started right away (and hopefully offer you a game), but on Christmas, Nintendo sell a lot of consoles, and a lot of people are trying to set up those consoles.
That means creating a Nintendo Account can be down, and the eShop to redeem and download games can be down too. Especially as many bundles with digital games have been sold this year – it pays to be prepared.
It’s not just us. Nintendo has tweeted explicitly from their (Japanese) customer service Twitter account this warning, it was down last Christmas and the Christmas before that – there’s a good chance it’ll happen again.