Nintendo to End 3DS and Wii U Online Features Next Year

TL;DR: Nintendo will shut down online features for the 3DS and Wii U in April 2024, except for Pokémon Bank, with a possibility of earlier closures if issues arise, while StreetPass and the Nintendo eShop will still be accessible.

Nintendo has some big news about the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. They’re going to stop online play and other online stuff in April 2024. This means no more playing games with friends online, checking your rankings on the internet, or getting new game stuff from the internet. They’ll tell us the exact day later.

But don’t worry, there’s one thing they’ll still let us do online, and that’s Pokémon Bank. Although, they say even that might stop working someday. And if there are any big problems, they might stop online stuff even before April 2024. Oh, and you can still use StreetPass and go to the Nintendo eShop to get games and extras.

The Nintendo 3DS came out in 2010, and the Wii U in 2012. The 3DS was super popular, selling lots of games until 2020. But now, Nintendo is getting ready for something new, especially with the Switch doing well. So, in April 2024, the online stuff for 3DS and Wii U will say goodbye.

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Earl is one of those gamers who will play almost any new games. But he more prefers playing FPS and open world games.