Nintendo has announced that they are finally ending online services for the 3DS and Wii U.
In their announcement, Nintendo was quick to clarify that Pokemon Bank will remain unaffected for now, and that users will still be able to download updates and purchased software. You can read the full announcement below.
Thank you very much for supporting our products.
In early April 2024, online play and other functionality that uses online communication will end for Nintendo 3DS* and Wii U software. This also includes online co-operative play, internet rankings, and data distribution.
You can find more information about badges for decorating the Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu using Nintendo Badge Arcade here.
We will announce a specific end date and time at a later date.
Please note that if an event occurs that would make it difficult to continue online services for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software, we may have to discontinue services earlier than planned.
We sincerely thank players for using the online services of Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software over a long period of time and apologize for any inconvenience.
* This includes software exclusive to New Nintendo 3DS.
This news is a sobering reminder that digital purchases can be unsupported and delisted from most retailers at any time.