Nintendo is finally shutting down its Wii U and 3DS Digital Stores. Today is the last day for you to get the most out of them, as you won’t be able to buy any DLC or games from these stores. However, you will still be able to re-download any games you have purchased. You can also play all of these games for now.
It is worth mentioning that last year, Nintendo posted a warning about shutting down its eShops. In addition, it prevented users from adding money to the Wii U and 3DS eShops in August. The end of Nintendo’s services means the end of countless Hi-Fi games. Let’s get ready to say goodbye to some amazing games like Pushmo, Dr. Luigi, Pokemon Picross, Pokemon Rumble U, and several others.
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How Will The Wii U and 3DS Shutdown Affect Users?
The shutdown of Wii U and 3DS will affect ordinary users on a large scale. It will make it impossible for users to buy games, including a full range of Virtual Console games on 3DS and Wii U. We will be deprived of a wide variety of console games from today. In total, users will lose access to 1000 digital-only games.
This will upset many of us because out of 1000, 530 are Virtual Console titles. In addition, 333 of them are not yet available on Nintendo Switch Online. Nintendo Switch fans can breathe a sigh of relief when these games come to Nintendo Switch Online. The closure of Nintendo Wii U and 3DS is obviously a setback in terms of video game preservation.
Furthermore, users who still own Wii U and 3DS won’t find it easy to let go of them, even if certain games are physically available—for example, The Legends of Zelda: The Windwaker HD and Phoenix Wright Vs. Professor Layton on 3DS is available in both versions.