Did someone try poking them with a stick?
A couple of months ago, Wii owners noticed that the Wii Shop Channel was down. The same went for the DSi Shop, which was also not responding. At that time, Nintendo mentioned that both were undergoing maintenance. Than why on earth are they still both down over 2 months later!?
If you were looking for Nintendo release a statement that clarified the situation, you’ll have to keep holding your breath for that one. Nintendo did speak to GameXplain on the matter, but they simply said that they have ‘nothing to announce’ on the matter. That’s certainly a different response from the first one, but it’s not exactly encouraging!
Those looking to redownload their already-purchased titles have been out of luck for a couple of months now, which goes to show why so many people want all their games in physical form. Hopefully Nintendo fixes up this issue soon and people can hop back on these shops and get their games.