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Nintendo Wii and DS online services face shut down

Adam Koper discusses whether or not Nintendo’s recent decision to shut down severs for the Wii and DS is the right move from the company.

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josephayal815d ago

I really hope they don't shut off the Wii U/ 3ds Shop

erathaol815d ago

As the article states that it could be an attempt to nudge players stuck on the Wii onto the Wii U.

Also could be the financial sector, writing it off as a waste of resources.

3-4-5815d ago

Your kidding right jose ?

* How can't you comprehend this ?

* Wii & DS are old, from 2004/06. Therefore they aren't being used as much.

* Why would they shut down 3DS/Wii U? It's making them money.

levian815d ago

I'm just hoping the Wii Shop is still available. With the low sales of the Wii U I imagine a TON of people still own and use a Wii daily.

I haven't turned on my Wii U in months but last I checked, all the SNES and other games on the Wii Shop weren't available on the Wii U's Shop. It would be a horrible mistake to shut down that service, not just for current Wii users, but Wii U users who want some awesome older games that aren't on the Wii U shop for some reason.

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WeAreLegion815d ago

Though I realize it is not cost effective for them to do this, it may be a poor decision. Imagine if Sony or Microsoft shut off the PS3/360 online services! Riots would occur! I realize there is a massive difference, due to the Wii's limited online functionality, but they are all in the same generation.

imXify815d ago

B-B-But... at least our online is free !
Aaaand it's gone.

You get what you pay for.

LeCreuset815d ago

Like the PS3 online? If anything, this is a move that is more in line with the practices of MS, strong arming the customer base into upgrading.

contradictory815d ago

yeah, those 3 people still using DS and Wii's online features will really go on a riot for this!

link2Dpast815d ago

other than smash bro and mario kart wii, honestly what other game would be playable online for the wii , i honestly cant think of another game, so no big loss their. In doing this push consumers to buy the wiiU, gotta do it some way

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