Unwrap a Wii U this holiday season? Apparently, you weren't the only one: the company's Nintendo Network seems to be stumbling over increased traffic. "Players are having trouble setting up Nintendo Network IDs and downloading content in the Nintendo eShop on both Wii U and Nintendo 3DS," Nintendo writes on its US support page. "We truly regret the inconvenience, and wish to reassure everyone that providing a solution is our top priority."

The network issues are sure to be a thorn in the side of new users pursuing the Wii U's requisite updates, not to mention current owners hoping to check out this week's eShop sales. Folks planning to pick up Pokemon Bank and Poke Teleport (a pair of programs designed to allow players to save, store and transfer their pocket monsters between new and old versions of the games) will have to wait too -- both apps have been delayed until the network issues can be resolved. With any luck, that won't take too long, but if you care to nip at Nintendo's heels you'll find the company's official announcement at the source links below.