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Soon you will not be able to buy games online

Soon you will not be able to buy games online

By the end of March 2023, Nintendo will be phasing out its Wii U and 3DS console players. They can no longer make purchases online. The end of the era for these consoles.

Nintendo 3DS range // Source: Nintendo

You may not know it, but the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS have not yet breathed their last. Two consoles that are not liked in the long queue of the company still have followers. They are the ones who are slowly preparing for the inevitable Nintendo.

By the end of March 2023, games will no longer be available on these two consoles. Company Tuesday. The results of the Wii U and 3DS sounded, the fault of the amok success Click, Nintendo’s best-selling home console right now.

Progressive service limits

Until now, owners of Wii U home consoles and owners of 3DS portable consoles could buy games on the Nintendo eShop and enjoy game demos or downloadable content for free. In March 2023, it will be over.

Nintendo Wii U and 3DS: You can not buy games online soon

But Nintendo warns players about multiple deadlines.

  • From May 23, 2022, affected consoles will no longer be able to add credit cards to their Nintendo eShop account.
  • From August 29, 2022, Nintendo eShop cards will no longer be integrated into the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS / 2DS family systems. However, the download codes are valid until the end of March 2023.

Note that this situation also applies to portable consoles New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, New Nintendo 2DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS, as well as Wii U Deluxe and Wii U Home Consoles.

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However, if you have a Nintendo Switch and its associated Nintendo account on eShop, your balance may be used to buy content on your Wii U and 3DS for a period of time.

Content and games previously purchased by Nintendo can be re-downloaded without any time limit, software updates will continue and it is still active to play online on the Wii U.


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