Bad news for Super Mario Maker fans, as Nintendo has revealed that a massive network maintenance is currently underway that will last over a day and a half. Nintendo revealed that a bug has been found in the game’s Create mode recently, and in order to fix it they will be shutting the online network down for 37.5 hours. The exact down times for each region are Wednesday January 27 at 3:30am Pacific / 6:30am Eastern / 11:30am UK / 12:30am CET until Thursday January 28 5:00pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 1am UK (29th January) / 2am CET (29th January). A software update will be released after the maintenance is over to eliminate the bug for good. You’ll still be able to play and create levels on your own, but playing other players’ levels or uploading your own will temporarily be out of the question.
It was recently revealed that Super Mario Maker has sold over 1 million units in the US, joining the likes of Splatoon, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros., Super Mario 3D World and New Super Mario Bros. U as Wii U million-plus sellers. This is excellent news for the Nintendo console, as the games for the system have been struggling to really make a big dent in the gaming market. This year is looking to be a stronger year for the Wii U, though. as the likes of Star Fox Zero and the long-awaited The Legend of Zelda will surely be big-sellers when they launch.
Even though there are some bright points looking ahead for the Wii U, all eyes are starting to focus more on the next console from Nintendo that is currently codenamed NX. While Nintendo has previously said they plan on continuing to support the Wii U, they have also said that the NX will be officially revealed at some point this year. Some have been speculating if whether or not the lack of information regarding The Legend of Zelda Wii U has to do with the fact that Nintendo might be planning to also release the game for the NX. This wouldn’t be the first time Nintendo has made such a move, as they delayed the release of Twilight Princess so it could launch with the brand-new Wii and then launch on the GameCube a month later.