Nintendo error code 011-5998 - how to fix Nintendo eShop


Nintendo error code 011-5998 - how to fix Nintendo eShop
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If you encounter Nintendo error code 011-5998 while trying to purchase a new game on Nintendo eShop, we can help!

Like any gaming console, your Nintendo 3DS and Wii U are not immune to technical glitches and errors. From error code 2123-1502 to error code 2137-7504, there are a lot of error codes that your beloved handheld console could encounter.

In this article, we will explore what causes error code 011-5998 and provide solutions to fix it, so you can get back to enjoying your favourite games on your Nintendo console.

What does Nintendo error code 011-5998 mean?

Nintendo error code 011-5998 is an error that occurs when a Nintendo Switch console is unable to connect to the eShop servers. The error code usually indicates a problem with the Nintendo Switch's internet connection, eShop server issues, or outdated firmware.

As of March 27, 2022, Nintendo has shut down the eShop for the Wii U system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, which means it is no longer possible to make new purchases or download free content, including game demos, from the eShops.

Shutting down eShop support is part of the natural lifecycle for any product line as it becomes less used by consumers over time. This decision allows companies to focus their resources on supporting newer products such as the potential Nintendo Switch 2.

How to fix Nintendo error code 011-5998

Error code 011-5998 on Nintendo eShop can be frustrating, as it can prevent users from buying new games. Unfortunately, the error code cannot be resolved as Nintendo has shut down this service for the Wii U system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

However, the good news is that you can still redownload games and DLC you own, receive existing software updates, and enjoy online play on these systems for the foreseeable future.

You can find more information on the matter on the Nintendo support website.

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