Submitted by paleselan 255d ago | news

Nintendo’s Friendly Reminder: No More Internet May 20th for These Games

"Nintendo of UK has sent out a new press release today once again reminding Nintendo players of the fact that once May 20th rolls around, online play on most Nintendo DS and Wii games will be shut off. Previously, Nintendo already announced that this would affect titles like Pokemon and Mario Kart, but today the company reiterated that this internet shut-off would also affect non-multiplayer games, such as Professor Layton and Animal Crossing, which may have had downloadable content" -- Nintendo Enthusiast. (3DS, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Wii, Wii U)

OtakuDJK1NG  +   255d ago
Misleading tags.

It is ONLY FOR Nintendo DS Family and Wii.

Not Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
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paleselan  +   255d ago
Wii U and 3DS are both backwards compatible and play those games on their internet-enabled settings.
OtakuDJK1NG  +   255d ago
That not related to the article.
GoPanthers999  +   255d ago
Good, maybe now the holdouts will move on to Wii U. Wii U is a great console.
deafdani  +   255d ago
I suspect that is part of Nintendo's intentions, especially considering they're shutting the online network for Wii and DS very close to the release of Mario Kart 8.

However, I don't think it's right of them to do this, especially regarding the Wii, which isn't THAT old.
lilbroRx  +   255d ago
The Wii is almost 8 years old.
deafdani  +   254d ago
@lilbro: so is the PS3, and the 360 is even older than that. Yet these consoles still have continued online support with no plans to close them in the foreseeable future.

I stand by my point. I believe it's still too soon to be cutting online from games on the Wii.
voodoochild346  +   254d ago
The cut support because the nintendo wifi connection was operated by gamespy. Nintendo isn't trying to trick you into upgrading.
DoggyBiscuit  +   255d ago
Who cares Playing the Wii online sucks anyway
Locknuts  +   254d ago
The Wii sucks in general. The Wii U is heaps better.
Chrischi1988  +   254d ago
Mario Kart Wii Online was one of the best things, you troll.
DoggyBiscuit  +   254d ago
I'm not a troll I'm a Wii owner myself I'm just being honest
GoPanthers999  +   254d ago
The Wii did rock, but Wii U is the way to go now. It costs Nintendo resources to support the Wii and sales as well. My company also has to support "legacy" products at considerable cost and resources, as well as sales, so I completely understand.

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