Nintendo announces when it will stop online services for Wii U and 3DS

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Last Tuesday (23), Nintendo announced that it will effectively end support and all online services for Wii U and Nintendo on April 8th. This also includes the ability to play titles online that, interestingly enough, still have a certain player base, like the Wii U version of Mario Kart 8.

Naturally, the measure covers the entire product lineup of consoles, such as New Nintendo 3DS XL, 2DS XL and Wii U Deluxe. After the end of support, only offline modes will be available in games, possibly ending the life of the Wii U once and for all.

Survival for your Pokémon

However, according to Nintendo, it will still be possible to download any game updates, re-download titles purchased from the eShop, or send Pokémon from 3DS titles to Pokémon Bank. This is perhaps the most urgent mission for the owners of these consoles.

Many veteran players still carry their first Pokémon, caught in the first cross-gen versions of the GBA. Those who have already purchased the latest titles, such as Sword/Shield e Scarlet/Violetyou’ve probably already rescued your little monsters using the Pokémon Bank and Pokémon Home services.

However, anyone who was still using their first Charizard on the 3DS needs to hurry to keep it safe in the Pokémon Company’s cloud and be able to retrieve it in the future when it enters the new generation. Additionally, anyone who still has a Nintendo eShop balance on these consoles has until March 11 to merge their eShop with their Nintendo Account and use the balance on Nintendo Switch games.

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