Nintendo warns that Switch Online servers will be down on Christmas

Nintendo is warning gamers who pick up a Switch this Christmas that servers could be down on the day.

The warning was shared via the Japanese customer service account, meaning it has been translated to read:

“This weekend, access will be concentrated on the server of Nintendo Account, and it is expected that Nintendo Account will not be created immediately.

“If you are planning to use the Nintendo Switch family for the first time, we recommend that you create it in advance.”

This suggests that those gamers who don’t have a Nintendo account setup before receiving their gift could run into server issues.

The best way around this would be to set up the Nintendo Account beforehand so that they can log in and start playing online without so many issues.