Now hurry: Many Nintendo games will disappear soon…

The OLED model of the Nintendo Switch.

It has been known since the summer of last year that Nintendo is closing several shops and thus numerous games withdraw from digital sales becomes. If you’re looking to snag one or more titles, you’d better don’t leave too much timebecause already It’s over at the end of this month. We tell you everything you need to know about this topic.

Which shops will close soon?

As Nintendo announced last summer, falls on March 27, 2023 the curtain for the eShop around the Nintendo 3DS as well as the Wii U So you are left only eleven days leftin order to choose one or the other game from the corresponding offers to buy in digital form. You have not been able to top up credit for these shops since August of last year. However, you will already purchased titles and DLCs can continue to download. The servers for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games will also remain online in the foreseeable future.

Which games should you back up?

Of course, it cannot be ruled out that 3DS and Wii U exclusive games will be reissued or made available in some other way via the online shop in the future. However, thanks to the special features of the hardware – touchscreen, 3D display, double screen, etc. – this is not as easy to do as with other games. Whether you want to do this work at Nintendo is uncertain. Some games exist on cartridges, but experience over the past few years shows that “collectors” can drive up the prices for physical releases at lightning speed. So you should especially focus on the exclusive titles, such as Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move, the Boxboy! series, the Picross-e series or Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies.

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Pokémon fans should also prick up their ears, because some parts of the series, which is traditionally based on handhelds, are affected by the closure of the shop, such as Pokémon (Ultra) Sun and Pokémon (Ultra) Moon and Pokémon X and Pokémon Y. This also applies to the Nintendo house brand competition, the Yo-kai Watch series for 3DS.

Why is Nintendo shutting down the two shops?

In a official statement from Nintendo it simply means that this decision an integral part of the life cycle of every product figure that over time less and less used by consumers becomes. Accordingly, the demand in the two shops for the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U is apparently no longer too high, therefore the expense is no longer worth it for Nintendo.