Kodoani.com – Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe have announced that they will end “online play and other functions that use online communication” for the Nintendo 3DS handheld and Wii U platform at the beginning of the month. April 2024. The end of these functions will include the ability to play coop, online gaming experience and other related features. The official date of termination will be announced at a later date.
Previously, Nintendo closed the eShop store for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in March. This meant that users could not purchase more games or content from this store.
The Nintendo 3DS launched in February 2011 and has gone through many different variations and versions throughout its lifespan. However, it discontinued the platform in 2020, marking the end of one of Nintendo’s popular handhelds.
The Wii U system launched in 2012 and has experienced some difficulty attracting players. The platform was discontinued in 2017 and was replaced by the Nintendo Switch system, becoming one of Nintendo’s most successful products.
The end of online play and related services for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U is a notable step forward in shifting Nintendo’s focus to newer devices and services, like the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo services. Switch Online.