Nintendo Switch Online is currently having problems and is down right now (update)

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Nintendo Switch Console on blue background (Image credit: Rebecca Spear / iMore)

Update March 17, 2020: After several hours, everything now seems to be back to normal..

Nintendo Switch Online is currently experiencing some difficulties. As of right now, many players are having issues logging in or connecting to servers for different games. The service as a whole is having connection issues according to Nintendo's status page.

Nintendo has also acknowledged on Twitter that many services are experiencing issues right now.

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Update 1: Nintendo Switch Online is still down, Nintendo is actively looking into the situation.

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We'll update this post as we receive more information or if things change.

Update 2: Services are now back online.

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