Come next year , Nintendo is about to do the “thanos snap” to thousands of Wii U and 3ds content from the eshop! That’s right Nintendo is doing it again! If you don’t recall, The big “N” did the same thing to the Wii eshop when it closed down in January 2019. Come March of 2023 You will no longer be able to download Wii U and 3ds titles, ever!
Even though March 2023 is not here yet, Nintendo have wasted no time in getting the ball rolling. This is what Nintendo had to say in regards to the upcoming changes.
- As of May 23, 2022, it will no longer be possible to use a credit card to add funds to an account in Nintendo eShop on Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
- As of August 29, 2022, it will no longer be possible to use a Nintendo eShop Card to add funds to an account in Nintendo eShop on Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. However, it will still be possible to redeem download codes until late March 2023.
- The changes to Nintendo eShop on Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems will simultaneously take effect in software on these platforms where it is possible to make purchases, such as StreetPass Mii Plaza, Theme Shop and Nintendo Badge Arcade.
- Even after late March 2023, and for the foreseeable future, it will still be possible to redownload games and DLC, receive software updates and enjoy online play on Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
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How upsetting it is to know that you will no longer be able to purchase Wii U and 3ds games from the eshop! This blow will definitely hit hard for 3ds users since the 3ds community is much stronger then the Wii U. This closure of course will only make purchasing these titles in their physical condition rise in price. Preserving the legacy of these classic titles is very important to gamers as well as video game ownership and Nintendo don’t really have any alternative to buying these games again other then eBay , mercari, Amazon, offerup just to name a few ! Nintendo is basically telling you that even though you bought the game, we still own the license and we can therefore take it away from you at any given time !
This move by Nintendo will definitely increase piracy since obtaining these games in their physical condition will cost a fortune in the long run. So if you want to start collecting these games before they disappear off the shop, now is the time to start buying them before they jump to crazy prices !
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