Nintendo has drastically updated its website, changing its presentation and product selection. The user interface has been changed, alerting customers to games available for pre-order, at a discount, or recently released. Additionally, the physical goods store has merged with this new website, merging apparel, controllers, games, and more. Free shipping is also offered for orders of $49.99 and more.
Finally, while 3DS games are still currently selectable, Wii U games have been removed from the store entirely, with game pages not even visible.
Check out Nintendo’s newly updated website for yourself.
Yesterday, the official Nintendo account announced that from the end of March 2023, it will no longer be possible to make purchases in the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. It will also no longer be possible to download free content, including game demos.
Additionally, as that date approaches, services will gradually become unavailable, such as the ability to add a credit card to the account (May 23, 2022) and the ability to add funds using a Nintendo eShop Card ( from August 29, 2022).
Content will still be downloadable after the aforementioned dates, so if you’ve been longing for more 3DS or Wii U games, now’s the time to grab them.
You can see all the details via the Nintendo support page.