Wii U and 3DS Online Servers to Close on April 8
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Wii U and 3DS Online Servers to Close on April 8

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

Back in October, the news broke that Nintendo would be shutting down the online services for both the Wii U and 3DS. Now, the time has finally come. As of Monday, April 8, 2024, players will no longer be able to enjoy online multiplayer or track leaderboards on these beloved consoles.

For those who have fond memories of battling it out with friends or strangers online, this news may come as a disappointment. The end of online play means that games that once thrived in the online multiplayer realm will now be limited to offline mode only.

While online play will cease to exist, players can still download necessary update data and redownload any previously purchased DLC. Nintendo has assured players that this feature will remain available "for the foreseeable future," with no set end date in sight.

One feature that will survive the shutdown is StreetPass, allowing players to continue to interact with others in a limited capacity. Unfortunately, SpotPass will no longer be an option for players post-shutdown.

For more information on how these changes may affect you, Nintendo has provided a handy FAQ on its website here.


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