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.
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.
As of late March 2023, it will no longer be possible to make Nintendo eShop purchases for the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
More info: https://t.co/uGoxCcDZ70
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 16, 2022
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.