Nintendo is said to have already begun planning the retirement of the Wii U and 3DS. The Japanese company is said to have started sending emails to game developers saying that from April 1, 2022 new games for these two consoles eShop will not be accepted anytime soon.
On March 3, 2017, the Nintendo Switch was released worldwide, replacing not only the Wii U, the unpopular home console, but also the hybrid console (75 million copies in operation for almost 10 years), replacing 3DS, one of the best-selling portable consoles in the world. In four years of operation, The switch has sold over 84 million units. This will continue as the new version will be available in October Replace the OLED.
What happens to older Nintendo consoles? They are definitely going to retire. The 3DS was not manufactured later September 2020. Nintendo stopped making Wii U. 2017. Apparently, the big game publishers have stopped creating new titles. However, owners of both consoles continue to integrate with online serviceseShop Independent developers have been feeding new titles until recently.
There will be no more new games on Wii U and 3DS eShop
If they could still do it today, it would not be soon. The YouTube channel Impact GameStation has released a video claiming that Nintendo (especially a European subsidiary) has started sending a message to all game developers registered with eShop. Nintendo says it has set a deadline for the company to no longer accept new games for 3DS and Wii U eShop. This date April 1, 2022 This coincides with the start of Nintendo’s 2022/2023 fiscal year.
In this message, Nintendo will mention it This date is not about sending links and updates. That means maintenance of the games will be guaranteed after April 1, 2022 (thankfully for all the new features that may come with it). Nintendo will not close eShop, but its content will no longer change. This announcement is relatively credible because Nintendo has begun to remove some services from the Wii U and 3DS eShop, in particular Payment by credit card. We are waiting for the official announcement. In the meantime, find the video in question below.
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