Nintendo recently announced that the online services for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will be discontinued on April 8, 2024. This news has significant implications for online functionalities such as multiplayer gaming, internet rankings, and data distribution.
However, users have until March 11th to synchronize their eShop balance with their Nintendo account, so they can still use it on the Nintendo Switch.
While the online services for the 3DS and Wii U will be ending, there are two exceptions. Pokemon Bank and Poke Transporter will still be available online. It is important to note, though, that Nintendo may also discontinue support for these services in the future.
Nintendo previously announced last year that the eShops for the 3DS and Wii U would be closing in 2024, but now we finally have a concrete date. This news will undoubtedly be disappointing for fans of these platforms, but it is understandable that Nintendo is increasingly focused on the Nintendo Switch and future consoles.
Although this marks the end of online services for the 3DS and Wii U, Nintendo continues to delight its fans with new and innovative games. Whether you’re a fan of Elden Ring, Star Wars, or soccer, Nintendo constantly strives to deliver unique and immersive gaming experiences.
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