Wii U & Nintendo 3DS eShop Discontinuation

As of late March 2023, it will no longer be possible to make purchases in Nintendo eShop for the Wii U system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. It will also no longer be possible to download free content, including game demos.

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mooreneco21651d ago

No surprise, but a sad day for gaming with hundreds of exclusive titles to be lost forever

Petebloodyonion650d ago

it's sad that no one is actually outraged by that piece of news ut it's even worse to Sony because Nintendo acknowledges that going forward they would only release classic content thru the Nintendo online membership.
Basically, they are killing the store to create value for Switch and the Nintendo membership.


Only A Single Nintendo Wii U Was Sold In September

Years after being discontinued, only a single Nintendo Wii U was sold in the month of September, being the first one since May 2022.

mastershredder45d ago

Dude… if this mo fo was really in use for his “industry” hardcore analytic ability… the focus sure a f would not be this shallow and irrelevant. Wow.

I remember when this foo Mat was stating “games he worked on”, rather than games that came out while was working in finances for said studio.

Industry leech.

Profchaos44d ago

"Only" I think you mean new sales record 1 new Wii U sold.

Seriously though good find getting a brand new console from a retailer no less. I brought my Wii U last year second hand and I'm not in love with the controller but the core system was excellent I have homebrewed and use it as a emulation station and a pro controller which actually runs fantastic.

Plus you can buy Wii U games for dirt cheap as the demand isn't there right now but like all retro systems it's inevitable demand will come back around especially given only 13 million systems are in the wild and the actual handheld gamepad is a requirement which is going to be a problem as you can't use the system without the pad and there's no third party replacement

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jznrpg44d ago (Edited 44d ago )

I’d buy one if it was at a stupid price. New that is

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Bloody Tearful: An ode to DS-era Castlevania Games

Castlevania’s twilight years were some of its best, but they were not enough to avert the dramatic end of the series as we knew and loved it.

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RiseNShine174d ago

Someone should fire to the lowest pit the guy on Konami that thought mobile gaming was the future and destroyed MGS, Castlevania and other franchises in the way.

edureboucas169d ago

I think that might have been a group decision, but lol!


Wii U & 3DS eShop are gone. What now? - Opinion Piece

Dan Rizzo says "So this is where we’re at with Nintendo and their continuous colloquy of tedious arguments against emulation. It’s funny how a company that’s so against open-source emulation, uses it to sell commercial products such as the NES and SNES Classic Mini, but release a minimal quantity to drum-up all the hype behind it, only to leave a majority of its fanbase disappointed when struggling to acquire the now collector’s piece."

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walken7230d ago

Jailbreak. It was pretty easy on the 3ds, there are good guides out there.

CrimsonWing69230d ago

someone made a good point that older music, movies, and books are far more easier to get access to than games. I think the industry needs to make a change. It's crazy that so much is gone now and I'm willing to pay for the games, but there's literally no way to get them now.

fan_of_gaming230d ago

I can't speak to music as I don't collect it, and books are still quite accessible through paperbacks & hardcover releases. But movies & tv shows are starting to have a problem with accessibility now, with all these streaming-exclusives. Before everything would get a DVD or Blu-ray release, but now if content is pulled from a streamer, like happened with some HBO Max stuff recently, there's often no physical disc option or even a digital download through a service like iTunes. They're just lost media, same as delisted digital-only games.

fan_of_gaming230d ago

play all of the games I got before they closed

PhillyDillyDee229d ago

Yar me thinks me knows an answer yarr