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Nintendo Is Ending Nintendo eShop Support For The 3DS And Wii U

Nintendo has announced that Nintendo Switch eShop support will end for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U in March 2023.

This means that from March 2023, you won’t be able to make any eShop purchases on the 3DS or WiiU. This includes purchasing games, Virtual Console titles and also making purchases in 3DS software such as the likes of Nintendo Badge Arcade, StreetPass Mii Plaza and the Theme Shop.

Those that need to redownload software already purchased as well as software updates will still be able to do after this date, and those that have codes to redeem will be able to do until late March, but you won’t be able to add eShop credit on these systems.

No doubt this is a big loss given the amount of great titles on the 3DS/Wii U, especially given there is a wealth of Virtual Console titles that still haven’t made their way to the Nintendo Switch.

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As of late March 2023, it will no longer be possible to make purchases in Nintendo eShop for the Wii U system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. It will also no longer be possible to download free content, including game demos. Furthermore, as this date draws closer, related services will cease to function:

  • As of May 23, 2022, it will no longer be possible to use a credit card to add funds to an account in Nintendo eShop on Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
  • As of August 29, 2022, it will no longer be possible to use a Nintendo eShop Card to add funds to an account in Nintendo eShop on Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. However, it will still be possible to redeem download codes until late March 2023.
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Users who link their Nintendo Network ID wallet (used with Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems) with their Nintendo Account wallet (used with the Nintendo Switch family of systems) can use the shared balance to purchase content on any of these systems until late March 2023. After that, the balance can only be used to purchase content for the Nintendo Switch family of systems.

No changes are planned for Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch family of systems.

The changes to Nintendo eShop on Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems will simultaneously take effect in software on these platforms where it is possible to make purchases, such as StreetPass Mii Plaza, Theme Shop and Nintendo Badge Arcade.

Even after late March 2023, and for the foreseeable future, it will still be possible to redownload games and DLC, receive software updates and enjoy online play on Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

We thank you for supporting Nintendo eShop on Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. While we hope that you will continue to enjoy using these systems, we have taken this opportunity to prepare a website where you can look back on your time with them via various play statistics. Please visit https://my-nintendo-3ds-wiiu-memories.nintendo.com/.