3DS and Wii U eShops are nearing the end of the game as Nintendo provides a closing date

3DS and Wii U eShops are nearing the end of the game as Nintendo provides a closing date

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It’s been known for several months that Wii U and 3DS eShops will permanently close in March 2023. This means, of course, that you won’t be able to buy new digital games or DLC from any store, causing a huge backlash from the gaming community.

Nintendo has now provided the exact closing date for Wii U and 3DS eShops: March 28, 2023. So that’s it, folks. It’s better to put your affairs in order and make sure to buy and download everything you want to own before closing, because you can be absolutely sure that the prices of packed games will go up after March.

If you’d like to save money on your eShop credit to spend on games before they’re gone, you can currently take 10% off $50 vouchers in our store. Head to the link below and enter the code Save 10 Upon checkout (US only).

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Nintendo has made it clear that you’ll still be able to download games purchased from every online store after the closing date for the foreseeable future, which is good news, we think. You’ll also receive software updates and be able to play online with compatible games (although if Ubisoft has anything to say, many of those games will be taken offline as well).

Additionally, Nintendo has confirmed that sales of Fire Emblem Fates will end one month early on February 28. You can read more information about its causes here.

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What games do you plan to buy before the Wii U and 3DS eShop close? Let us know in the comments below.

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