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Nintendo 3DS and Wii U - eShop purchases for Nintendo are ending

Nintendo 3DS and Wii U – eShop purchases for Nintendo are ending

It truly is the end of an era. After declaring it Last February Without giving a date, Nintendo returns to payment today by calculating the end of services of eShops Nintendo Wii U And some Nintendo 3DS. From August 29You can no longer fund your accounts with cash From 27th March onwardsIt is no longer possible to purchase content from these online stores.

It is always possible to download your games Purchased before March 2023 on your consoles After the fateful date of March 27 But only for that some times According to Nintendo. Be careful to prepare yourself well for the pure and simple end of these services. (So ​​all games and content available only in dematerialized version).



Starting at the end of March 2023, the Wii U console or Nintendo 3DS system will no longer be available for purchase on the Nintendo eShop. Free content including demo versions cannot be downloaded. Additionally, as this date approaches, some related functionality will no longer be available:


  • Starting August 29, 2022, you will no longer be able to fund your account using a Nintendo eShop Card in Nintendo eShop on Wii U or Nintendo 3DS. However, download codes can be registered till the end of March 2023.

Users who have linked their Nintendo Network ID balance (used in Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS) with their Nintendo Account balance (used in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch) can use this common amount to purchase any content on these consoles. By the end of March 2023. After that, the balance can only be used to purchase content on the Nintendo Switch.


No changes are planned to the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.


Changes to the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will be reflected simultaneously in the software on purchasable consoles, such as Mii Plaza StreetPass, Theme Shop, and Nintendo Badge Arcade.


For some time after March 2023, games and downloadable content will be able to be re-downloaded, receive software updates and use online gaming features on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS consoles.


Thank you for using Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and we hope you continue to have fun on these consoles. We took the opportunity to create a retrospective of your activities through various game statistics. To access it, visit the site: https://my-nintendo-3ds-wiiu-memories.nintendo.com.


How much longer can I re-download previously purchased content from Nintendo eShop on Wii U or Nintendo 3DS? How much longer can you play online on these consoles?


There will still be time to re-download games and downloadable content, receive software updates and enjoy online gaming features on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS consoles.


If I access Nintendo eShop on Wii U or Nintendo 3DS after March 2023, what can I do there?


On both of these consoles, users can still:


  • Re-download their own content
  • Download existing software updates

In both of these consoles, users can:


  • Buy content
    • Nintendo 3DS family systems include StreetPass Mii Plaza, Theme Shop, Nintendo Badge Arcade and software including paid content, passes and tickets Pokemon Bank.
    • On Wii U, this includes passes and tickets to software like Wii Sports Club.
  • Download the demo versions
  • Download the free software to get started
  • Save download codes
  • Funding their Nintendo eShop account

On Nintendo 3DS family systems, users can still:


  • Download some free themes available in the theme store

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