When Does the Nintendo 3DS eShop Close?
In one month, on March 27th, 2023, the 3DS and Wii U eShops will shut down permanently as Nintendo will be removing it from the eShop store on Tuesday 28th. This closure will mark the end of an era, as it will no longer be possible to purchase digital games through the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U platforms.
Previously, on May 23, 2022, Nintendo shut down adding funds with Nintendo 3DS and Wii U prepaid cards. These prepaid cards will still be able to be used for existing accounts, however, all funds must be transferred to a new account on the Nintendo Switch before the eShop closes. Nintendo eShop Wii U and 3DS cards that are still in circulation will be honored until their expiration dates.
For the month before the 3DS and Wii U eShops close for new purchases, players should take advantage of the available games that can still be purchased. There are a few noteworthy titles such as “Rhythm Paradise Megamix” and “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2”.
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The Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop will each close on March 27, 2023. Players with games they want to purchase should buy them before that date as they will no longer be available to purchase after the closure. With the shutdown of the Nintendo eShop imminent, many worthwhile Nintendo 3DS exclusives will become unavailable, or at least very hard to find.
It’s important to note that some games may be able to receive updates or patches even after the shutdown of the 3DS and Wii U eShop. Nintendo has already started to roll out patches for certain games such as “The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes” and “Mario Kart 8”, so players should keep an eye out for any updates.
To prepare for the closure of the 3DS and Wii U eShop, players should consider transferring all their funds before March 27, 2023. While transferring funds to a new account on the Nintendo Switch is the most straightforward solution, there are other options available. Players can also transfer their funds to a bank account, which is the only way to complete the arduous process of transferring all their funds.
There are also some games that are releasing close to the shutdown of the 3DS and Wii U eShop. One such game is “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2”, which was recently released on the 3DS. Unfortunately, thanks to the Nintendo eShop closing at the end of March, the game will only be available for a limited time.
In conclusion, March 27, 2023 will mark the end of an era, when it will no longer be possible to purchase digital games through the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U platforms. With the shutdown of the Nintendo eShop imminent, players should take advantage of the available games that can still be purchased. To prepare for the closure of the 3DS and Wii U eShop, players should consider transferring all their funds before March 27, 2023.