Nintendo eShop server maintenance, unable to use credit card
In our Nintendo eShop server maintenance, unable to use credit card guide, we’ll tell you why you’re getting the credit card error on the Nintendo eShop. Long story short, it’s probably down to maintenance. However, this is not the only potential reason. That’s why we’ll show you when server maintenance is happening and what you can try if you encounter an error that isn’t server-related.
Unable to use credit card error, Nintendo eShop server maintenance
If you’re getting an error saying you can’t use your credit card on Nintendo eShop, it’s probably because server maintenance is going on. According to official Nintendo Network maintenance information website, the next maintenance window will be on Monday, May 16. Well, depending on your location, there’s a good chance it’s May 17th. Specifically, it is set to begin at 9:00 p.m. PT on May 16 / 12:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 a.m. CEST on May 17. The process will end at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. CEST on May 17. This is quite a long period, during which you will not be able to use your credit card on the eShop, because “all network services will be unavailable”. So arm yourself with patience and just play the stuff you already have in the meantime.
So, yes, Nintendo eShop server maintenance is the reason why you’re getting the error where you can’t use your credit card to make purchases. Well, the most likely reason. Obviously, if you experience any issues outside of the designated maintenance window, the problem may be on your end. You should try to check your internet connection and maybe restart your router. While you’re at it, resetting your console might also be a good idea. Sure, you might have to start the buying process from the top, but it’s worth it. If none of this works, you may need to contact Nintendo Support. You can do this through this link.