Nintendo Switch Online services return after downtime

The company's network suffered an outage early Tuesday.

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Nintendo Switch's online features weren't working Tuesday morning.

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If you were having trouble getting online with your Nintendo Switch, you weren't alone. The company's status page noted at 1:56 a.m. PT Tuesday that it was "unable to connect to the network service," but service appeared have been restored by 10:45 a.m. PT.

The outage came as many people were forced to stay home due to the coronavirus outbreak, making a quick online race in Mario Kart 8 DX or a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate match a bit of a challenge. While the service was down, you couldn't play online games or buy new ones digitally (Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes out this Friday), CNET sister site GameSpot noted.

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