It is a sad fate that most consoles are overwhelming. Nintendo announces the gradual attitude of the eShops for the Wii U and the 3DS. This will soon no longer be able to acquire games for the two consoles, which means the loss of many Nintendo classics for future generations.
Nintendo announces that for Wii U and 3DS
The Wii U and the 3DS have been part of the old console iron for some time, Nintendo announced in a blog post that the online shops of both consoles will be set soon. End March 2023 Are the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U and the 3DS completely disappear . From this point, it will then be more possible to make new purchases or download free content and demos. (Source: Nintendo).
Already from 29 August 2022, however, you can not charge any credit on accounts of both eShops. You can redeem download codes until March 2023. After the shops have closed their doors, it will continue to be able to download again acquired content and play on the Wii U or the 3DS. How long the concrete will be still possible, Nintendo does not reveal.
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Loss of numerous Nintendo classics
In addition to playing for the Wii U and the 3DS, both shops also offered a “virtual console”. There many classics from NES, Snes and GameBoy times were experienced and above all also obsessed. After closing the eShops will be the subscription model of the switch the only way to come to classics or retro games. In the “questions and answers” to the blog post it was for a short time that Nintendo currently has no intention to put its own classics available on other ways. The statement was now removed from the blog post, probably due to the negative feedback of the fans.
This will make access to some star hours of video game history extremely difficult for new generations. The fact that support for consoles must be reduced after over a decade is logical. Whether Nintendo’s handling of your classics is the right one, however, remains questionable.