3DS and Wii U Eshop Is Shutting Down In 42 Countries

The already limited eShop serving Nintendo’s Wii U and 3DS will be shutting down in 42 countries later this year.

The Nintendo Switch continues to enjoy massive popularity three years on from its original release. As is the case when any new console comes around, the ones that preceded it gradually fall away and become nothing more than another part of gaming history. That continues to happen to the Wii U and 3DS.

Nintendo will take another step in that process this year as it plans on closing down the Wii U and 3DS’s eShops in 42 countries. The closure of what are already very limited eShops was announced via the customer support section of its site for the Americas. The closure will take place on July 31, 2020. After that, there will be a number of things 3DS and Wii U owners will be unable to do.

Any unredeemed codes will be worthless, and should players have been putting off any updates to games, they will need to download them before July 31. Every country in Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean, will be affected apart from Mexico and Brazil. A full list of the countries in which the affected eShops will be closing down can be found on Nintendo’s website.

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