Nintendo eShop end purchases for Wii U and 3DS family “as of late March 2023”
The end of an era on Nintendo eShop is now on the horizon as Nintendo announces it will be terminating purchases for the Wii U and 3DS family by late March next year.
“We thank you for supporting Nintendo eShop on Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.” while it links to My Nintendo 3DS & Wii U Memories that lets you see what you played on the platforms.
- Nintendo Wii U discontinued production January 2017
- Nintendo 3DS family includes the 3DS XL and 3DS LL
Free but gone: For those using Pokémon Bank the service will go free when the Nintendo 3DS eShop goes offline in March 2023, but so will the opportunity to download it, unfortunately.
’No preservation’: Nintendo has stated it “currently has no plans to offer classic content in other ways,” referring to a question about preserving Wii U and 3DS classic games.
Campaign: Fans are already trying to rally to get Nintendo to reverse this decision, much like a successful campaign that stopped Sony pulling the plug on the PlayStation Store for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.
Endangered: Games set to disappear include Go! Go! Kokopolo, Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D, the Rabi Laby series, Fluidity Spin Cycle, Tokyo Crash Mobs, Divergent Shift (DSiware), Art Style: Zengage (DSiware), Snapdots (DSiware), Pro Jumper! Guilty Gear Tangent?! (DSiware) and the list is likely to grow as more tally up digital only releases.