Nintendo closed its online eShop for the platforms in March
Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe announced on Wednesday that they will end “online play and other functions that use online communication” for the Nintendo 3DS handheld and Wii U console platform. in early April 2024. End functions will include co-op play, internet ranking, and data distribution. Nintendo will announce the specific end date later.
Nintendo closed its online eShop for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in March.
The Nintendo 3DS launched in February 2011. The Nintendo 3DS XL variant launched in 2012 and the Nintendo 2DS variant launched in 2013 (2016 in Japan). The New Nintendo 3DS along with the XL variant launched in 2014 in Japan and in 2015 in North America. Then, the new Nintendo 2DS XL variant launched in July 2017. Nintendo discontinued the handheld platform in 2020.
Nintendo launched the Wii U system in 2012. The console sold poorly compared to its predecessors and especially compared to its successor, the current generation Nintendo Switch. Nintendo discontinued production of the console in 2017.