Posted on June 12 2011 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
Maybe Nintendo should of held back the eShop even longer, as it appears there is a slew of issues. Enough of the issues are serious enough to warrant possibly avoiding the eShop until they patch it. For some users, not all, the eShop is not crediting their credit cards properly. The card gets charged and it shows up on their statements, but their account doesn’t actually receive the credit and they are unable to purchase anything. That’s a pretty big problem, and is something that shouldn’t be making it live – even if it’s not an issue for everyone.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg in talking about what’s wrong with the eShop. The 3D trailers available to download are very poor quality. Most of them of are pixelated badly, which shouldn’t be an issue for prerendered content. In addition, it’s like someone is holding a hand over the speakers when trying to listen to them. Even at full blast, the audio is barely audible, and what you do hear sounds muffled.
Of course, these issues are not happening for everyone. Personally, I have not experienced such issues, but my one friend has had the credit card problem on his mind for a few days. Today I sent an email to my PR contact, and I’ll let you know if Nintendo is aware of the issues and has any comments on them.
Are you guys experiencing any of these issues? Are there other glitches you’ve noticed?