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Nintendo eShop update: No new games to buy on Wii U and 3DS soon!

Nintendo eShop update: No new games to buy on Wii U and 3DS soon!

It should happen one day, but we don’t think so soon. Nintendo Just announced He said that soon Cannot purchase new softwareeShop Wii U and 3DS, and download free demos and software is in store. This greatly complicates legal access to certain games, forcing players to purchase second-hand titles that mechanically become increasingly rare and expensive.

Definitely:

  • Starting May 23, 2022, a credit card cannot be used to add funds to an account in Nintendo eShop on Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems.
  • As of August 29, 2022, Nintendo eShop Card cannot be used to add funds to an account in Nintendo eShop on Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems. However, the download codes can be redeemed till the end of March 2023.
  • Users who link their Nintendo Network ID wallet (used with the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family of systems) to their Nintendo Account wallet (used with the Nintendo Switch family of systems) can use the shared balance to purchase content on these consoles until the end. March 2023. After that, the balance can only be used to purchase content for the Nintendo Switch family of consoles.

And From the end of March 2023, there will be no option to buy paid software or get new free software.. These changes also affect purchasing within the game In such experiences Streetpass Mii Plaza, Theme Shop And Nintendo Badge Arcade. Many individual efforts must arise to circumvent these new rules. For example, Pokemon BankFree app, but requires annual subscription at €4.99 to unlock all its possibilities, become independent : If you download the software before the end of March 2023, you will be able to take full advantage of it until further notice.

On the contrary, It is still possible to re-download the games DLCs Already purchased, get software updates and enjoy online play on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family systems. But back home with such a rushed schedule NintendoWe can only fear that these possibilities will end in the coming years.

Original article published on 02/16/2022, updated on 07/19/2022 : Nintendo It has now clarified that the new software cannot be downloaded from March 27, 2023 onwards.eShop Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

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