Update: 3DS, Wii U online services still down with ‘technical difficulties,’ Nintendo responds

Nintendo probably isn't making a good first impression for new 3DS or Wii U owners who may have gotten one of the systems for Christmas. Since Christmas Day many of the 3DS and Wii U online services have been down with what Nintendo is calling "technical difficulties."

Depending on the feature you are trying to access, you will likely be greeted with an error code — perhaps one of the following: 111-9000, 102-2931, 107-3057, 111-9001. Though you can look the codes up on Nintendo's website, I'll make it real easy for you to understand: the online network is taking a giant dump.

Over on the online service status page, Nintendo writes for each platform, "Some parts of the online services are experiencing technical difficulties."

Earlier today, Nintendo provided a brief update on the situation through Twitter, though the information is quite vague.

In the meantime, the company also provided a potential solution to the Nintendo Network ID (NNID) creation issue, which you can read  up on here.