Nintendo has reiterated news regarding the incoming discontinuation of the 3DS and Wii U eShops. The most notable facts consumers should be aware of are stated below:
“As of August 29, 2022, it will no longer be possible to use a Nintendo eShop Card to add funds to an account in Nintendo eShop on Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. However, it will still be possible to redeem download codes until March 27, 2023.”
Users with a Nintendo Network ID wallet, which is used for the 3DS and Wii U, can use funds from their Nintendo Switch account’s wallet to purchase Wii U and 3DS titles until March 27, 2023. Afterward, only Nintendo Switch content will be purchasable. Further, the wallet functionality for 3DS and Wii U will simultaneously cease across all software, such as the Theme Shop and the Mii Plaza. Still, even with the eShop’s discontinuation for these systems from next year onward, updates, games, and DLC can still be redownloaded, and online play will still be possible.
You can read more information about these upcoming significant Nintendo eShop changes via the Nintendo of America support website, where a relatively self-explanatory Q&A is also listed.
- The announcement of these eShops’ closures initially occurred earlier this year.
- We compiled a list of excellent 3DS titles one should purchase before the eShop vanishes.
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