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Nintendo Discontinues 3DS and Wii U eShop Codes

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Users who own a 3DS or Wii U device will no longer be able to utilise their Nintendo eShop codes. As a result, individuals who have yet to redeem their codes on the eShop have missed their opportunity permanently, though they may still download games they have previously purchased.

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Last week on March 27th, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U’s eShop was shut down, ending a decade-long service for their gamers. It’s the end of an era as Nintendo focuses solely on its current platform, the Switch, and the closure means losing access to hundreds of exclusive games for most players permanently. While the shutdown announcement was disappointing, Nintendo did promise to continue supporting online play for these older consoles, which can help keep some of these titles functioning.

After shutting down the eShop for the two devices, Nintendo announced that gamers could still redeem download codes for a limited time period. Recently, however, the redemption window has closed, marking the complete removal of all purchasing functionalities from the stores. Fortunately, players will still be able to re-download their previously purchased titles.

Many fans are upset which is natural, but life goes on as the old saying goes and more and more people are transferring over to next-gen consoles. Handhelds use to be perfect for children, but in all honesty mobile phones have come a long way technology wise and games can be played on them easily and with decent graphics.

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