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If you have a 3DS or Wii U, say goodbye to them, why?

Nintendo 3DS and Wii U They are two Nintendo consoles that began to be sold a little over a decade ago. In the case of the portable one, it was released at the beginning of 2011 while the desktop one more or less a year before the launch of PS4 and Xbox One, in November 2012. So right up to now, together they have written some of the pages brightest from the Japanese company.

And so much 3DS as Wii U They were two of the first machines that Nintendo fed with authentically online services that complemented that store in which we could buy – no longer – games, expansions, etc. So we reach the moment in which the Japanese have decided to put an end to that entire ecosystem to turn it off permanently. Which will happen in these first days of April.

3DS and Wii U say goodbye to online

As we tell you, Nintendo announced a few months ago that more or less at the beginning of April 2024 it would definitively disconnect the entire online part of both consoles, which did not have to do exclusively with the store to buy, so these are accessory services that helped complement the gaming experience with all compatible cartridges.

In short, this final point to the online of both machines will affect games with cooperative and competitive functions, tables and rankings rankings, which were updated with results from players around the world, or with the distribution of content, news and other data expansion packages that could be transmitted through the machines’ online ecosystem.

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Nintendo of America


As of early April 2024, online play and other functionality that uses online communication will end service for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software. Thank you very much for your continued support of our products.

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April 3, 2024 • 1:11 p.m.



So, as we tell you, it will be this week – or next week at the latest – when Nintendo root out all the servers that still provide services to the few users who maintain their 3DS and Wii U still active. If this is your case, then remember that you are in one of the few weeks that you will be able to live with both machines throughout their entire history.

Is there any alternative?

From today, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U They are completely disconnected from any Japanese online service, so the possibility of not being able to buy in their respective eShopit is added that the games prepared to offer multiplayer modes will no longer be able to be enjoyed, so it will be impossible to even connect to the original servers.

Will there be alternatives? Well, depending on the games and the scene that supports each one, there could be solutions homebrew which would require installing some third-party software on both consoles, so that they are able to connect to these new servers built and maintained by the users. But that, right now, is impossible to predict because as important as the game in question will be knowing the number of users behind it and the desire they still have left to play. cacharrear with both machines.

So now you know: these days you Nintendo 3DS and Wii U she will be completely cut off… By the way, how many Mii did you manage to have on 3DS?

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Mark Tyson
Mark Tyson
Freelance News Writer. Always interested in the way in which technology can change people's lives, and that is why I also advise individuals and companies when it comes to adopting all the advances in Apple devices and services.


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