Nintendo launched on Tuesday that it will shut down the eShop on-line retailer for its Nintendo 3DS handheld and Wii U console platforms in late March 2023. While clients will nonetheless be able to play on-line, receive software program program updates, and re-download merchandise they’ve purchased on the store, they will not be able to make new purchases or receive free demos after the service shuts down subsequent yr.
Credit card purchases could be disabled on May 23 this yr, and pay as you go eShop Card purchases will cease to be supported on August 29.
The Nintendo 3DS launched in February 2011. The Nintendo 3DS XL variant launched in 2012, and the Nintendo 2DS variant launched in 2013 (2016 in Japan). The New Nintendo 3DS along with its XL variant launched in 2014 in Japan, and in 2015 in North America. The New Nintendo 2DS XL variant then launched in July 2017. Nintendo ceased manufacturing of the hand-held platform in 2020.
Nintendo launched the Wii U system in 2012. The console supplied poorly relative to its predecessors, and significantly compared with its successor, the current gen Nintendo Switch. Nintendo ceased manufacturing of the console in 2017.