Due to issues that Nintendo has been having with the Nintendo eShop, it had to be taken down for a twelve hour period on the 28th.
The shop is back online, and hopefully working a bit better than before, and Nintendo understands that for some it might have been a bit frustrating.
“We sincerely apologize for the connection problems in the Nintendo eShop. We understand this is taking longer than expected, but we can assure you that providing a solution is our top priority,” the said in a statement. “We are determined to make sure everyone can enjoy all that Wii U and Nintendo 3DS have to offer. In an effort to manage the high volume of traffic and ultimately improve your experience, we are temporarily taking the Nintendo eShop services offline between the hours of 9p.m. and 9a.m. GMT. Thank you so much for your continued patience. We will keep you updated.”
They also added that customers should “be aware that during this time period you will be unable to transfer data between different Nintendo 3DS hardware as well as being unable to download update data for your Nintendo 3DS software.”