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    Default E-Shop for 3DS and Wii-U to be closed by 2023

    For anyone that hasn't bought for what games they want still digitally do so asap.
    https://www.ign.com/articles/nintend...p-discontinued
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    A friend of mine talked me into buying the GBA Super Mario Bros. 3 for the Wii U, before the shop closes. It has all of the extra levels from the e-reader cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamevet View Post
    A friend of mine talked me into buying the GBA Super Mario Bros. 3 for the Wii U, before the shop closes. It has all of the extra levels from the e-reader cards.
    Yeah i want to buy that game asap since the e-card reader levels are included.

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    It always upsets me when a digital games shop or service is discontinued. It is one thing if it is a small dev. that can't afford to keep a server running. It is another thing when a multi-billion international corporation is like, "Oh, we're making money from them all right, just not /enough/ money from them, so we're going to kill them to promote /the current/ or /next thing/!" Sure, these consoles have been online for a decade, however, I am not done yet with paying and playing! Thanks to these "inevitable" announcements, I have got to hurry to get the themes, DLC, and games that I wish to purchase bought before it is not possible.

    Unfortunately, it is starting *this August* that you cannot add funds for anything from the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS eShops. That's right, not 13 months (that's for most downloads), we have only 6 months before no funds / shop credits can be bought at all. If you are planning to use a credit or debit card, you have even fewer months than that. The March 2023 part is only for download card codes for specific games like Animal Crossing which you might find at Amazon or GameStop.

    The way Nintendo explains it could be clearer. Something like a calendar with bullet points would have been simpler to understand. As it is, here is their page and FAQ about the discontinuations:
    https://en-americas-support.nintendo...kw/eshop/p/605

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    Not to worry, I'm sure Nintendo will make a new shop available for a new upcoming console. You'll safely be able to rebuy everything you own again, and again, and again. There will probably be new ports or remastered versions of certain games as well so they'll work on those new systems with different controls, they're just waiting for everyone to quickly buy the old versions before the store closes, and then they'll make the announcements for the new versions.

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    Reminds me: I need to start softmodding my 3DS system.
    The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "save us!"......and I'll look down, and whisper "no."

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    Lol, I don’t know where this thread went. But a lot of eshop stuff still available in original format.

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    So, the shop is completely closed forever as of now.

    If you never got around to modding your Wii U/3DS, here's a new open source network to bring the shops and stuff back:
    https://pretendo.network/

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSoup View Post
    So, the shop is completely closed forever as of now.

    If you never got around to modding your Wii U/3DS, here's a new open source network to bring the shops and stuff back:
    https://pretendo.network/
    Yeah i was about to mention that private server.

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    The problem with the closing of 3DS ( or even Wii U ) and Wii online shops is that it is a system that people brought into. Believing their purchase would be respected and they would be able to go it with there hardware. As with Googleplay/AppleStore/Microsoft Store which allows you to DLC anything you already purchase forever. Same with a fee-based subscription simular to a Golf-Course, Adobe-products, and so forth allows you to install on as many devices you want to.

    The biggest problem with all is when hardware makers ( like Lenova lying about viruses and earlier hardware ) wants to make sales. When you the consumer find loop-holles ( like how you could take
    a Labtop from 2016 and use an external GPU ) many of these software manifacturers will slowly put up barriers ( make it impossible or limit your usage, or just do not support the feature ( even if it is fully
    supported ).

    ......

    Like saying "hey my Wii works, why not just allow me to make digital purchases without forcing me to upgrade via a Homebrew app.

    Nintendo is like ....nah that is not how we roll. Just purchase a Switch already. We do not even care if you modify the darn thing, just keep your DLC outside our networks otherwise we will brick-you and you will have a Brick-U..

    The truth is that these manifactruers do not rspect us ( the consumers, players, fans, etc ) at all. Especially the fact we are not Japanese. To make things worst is when you have people in the videogame-market-place making promises and lying through there teeth to produce garbage,
    like that woman and her Android gaming device that turned out to be Wannabe Chinar-ware junk.

    The shops should stay open and companies like Nintendo and Microsoft should promote making
    sales on these various hardware along with promoting connectivity.

    Not just "buy the Switch II it will be great, look you could run Linux. Android, and Wine on it."

    Especially when you have phones out there that are way more powerful. Or even if the fact that
    Apple literally keeps making desktops that are literally after-market chips. There goes the next generation of gaming. Might as well get an apple M3 M4 and emulate whatever game system
    that comes next. Dress it up like a NES and call it a day.

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    If people came into the 3DS/Wii U expecting that fucking Nintendo was going to respect them on anything other than 'please spend more money', then a system shut down isn't their biggest problem.

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