Nintendo has drastically updated their website, altering its layout and selection of products. The UI has been altered, alerting customers which games are available for pre-order, discounted, or recently released. Additionally, the physical goods store has merged with this new website, merging apparel, controllers, games, and more. Free shipping is also provided on orders $49.99 and higher.
Lastly, while 3DS games are still currently selectable, Wii U games have been entirely removed from the store, with game pages not even viewable.
Yesterday, Nintendo’s official account announced that 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.
Furthermore, as this date draws closer, services will gradually become unavailable, such as the ability to add a credit card to the account (May 23, 2022) and the ability to add funds by using a Nintendo eShop card (from August 29, 2022).
Content will still be re-downloadable after the aforementioned dates, however, so if you’re yearning for any more 3DS or Wii U games, this is the time to grab them.
You can view the full details via the Nintendo Support page.
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