April 18, 2024
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Nintendo announces end of online services for 3DS and Wii U on April 8


The company Nintendo has announced the discontinuation of online services for 3DS and Wii U software effective April 8 at 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET. This decision marks a significant milestone in the evolution of the platform, with important changes that will affect users.

As of the aforementioned date, Online services for games on 3DS and Wii U will be suspended, although update data and downloadable content purchased from the Nintendo eShop will remain downloadable “for the foreseeable future.” This offers some continuity for users who have already purchased software and downloadable content on these platforms.

It is important to highlight that Online services for Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter will continue, although it is noted that they could be discontinued at some point in the future. This news could affect users who have been using these specific services.

Starting March 11 at 10:00 am PT / March 12 at 1:00 am ET, there will be a change to the ability to combine Nintendo eShop fund balance between a Nintendo Network ID (accounts used on 3DS and Wii U) and a Nintendo Account (accounts used on Switch). As of this date, it will no longer be possible to combine fund balances between these two accounts, which represents a major change to fund management on the platform.

These changes mark a significant transition in Nintendo’s ecosystem, with the company focusing on its newest platforms. Users should be aware of these key dates and consider managing their funds and services before scheduled changes come into effect.

Fountain: Gematsu

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