January 29, 2023

Nintendo completes 3DS & Wii U eShop purchases in March 2023 (North America)

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Nintendo has announced that it will be discontinuing 3DS and Wii U eShop in North America in March 2023.

You can still download games and DLC again, get software updates and continue to play online beyond this date, purchases are no longer possible.

Funds cannot be added using credit cards 23 May 2022 And Nintendo eShop card funds can no longer be added to eShop accounts 29 August 2022. However, up to download codes will be retrieved March 2023.

Here is the full solution to Nintendo’s official support page:

As At the end of March 2023, Wii U System and Nintendo 3DS family systems can no longer be purchased at the Nintendo eShop. Cannot download free content, including game demos. Also, as this date gets closer, related services will stop working:

As May 23, 2022Credit cards cannot be used to add funds to accounts in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems.

As August 29, 2022You can not use the Nintendo eShop card to add funds to your Nintendo eShop account on Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems. However, download codes can be retrieved up to this point At the end of March 2023.

Users who link their Nintendo Network ID wallet (used with Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family systems) to their Nintendo Account Wallet (used with Nintendo Switch family systems) can use the shared reserve to purchase any content in these systems. At the end of March 2023. After that, the reserve will only be used to purchase content for the Nintendo Switch family of systems.

No changes are planned on the Nintendo ESHAP in the Nintendo Switch family systems.

Changes to the Nintendo eShop and Nintendo 3DS family systems on the Wii U will simultaneously take effect on software that can be purchased on platforms such as StreetPass Mii Plaza, Theme Shop and Nintendo Badge Arcade.

Even after that At the end of March 2023And in the future, you can re-download games and DLC, get software updates and enjoy playing online on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family systems.

To mark the end of eShop on 3DS and Wii U, Nintendo has launched a ‘My Memories’ website that lets you look back at your gaming history with these settings.

Thanks for supporting the Nintendo eShop on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family systems. We hope you enjoy the extensive use of these settings, and we’re taking advantage of this opportunity to create a website where you can look back on your time with them through various game statistics.

You can also read a comprehensive FAQ Nintendo’s Official Support Page.

Nintendo previously removed eShop credit card support Europe, Australia and New Zealand. And Japan completed the purchase last month.

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