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    Nintendo to discontinue eShop on Wii U and 3DS in March 2023

    Nintendo is ending support for eShop purchases on 3DS and Wii U next year.

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    Nintendo has recently announced that the Wii U and 3DS eShop will no longer be supported as of late March 2023.

    Specifically, this will apply to the following devices: New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, New Nintendo 2DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS, Wii U Deluxe, Wii U Basic.

    Aside from not being able to download games, users will also be unable to download free content such as game demos.

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    Prior to March 2023, Nintendo will also discontinue the following services this year:

    • As of May 23, 2022, it will no longer be possible to use a credit card to add funds to an account in Nintendo eShop on Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
    • As of August 29, 2022, it will no longer be possible to use a Nintendo eShop Card to add funds to an account in Nintendo eShop on Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. However, it will still be possible to redeem download codes until late March 2023.

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    While eShop purchases will no longer be available on the 3DS and the Wii U by March 2023, players will still be able to redownload games and DLC, as well as get software updates and play multiplayer.

    For more info, visit Nintendo’s support site.

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    Nicolo Manaloto
    Nicolo Manaloto
    UnGeek's resident editor who is obsessed with anything and everything Death Stranding. He is also a big fan of the Yakuza series, and is a weaboo in denial.

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