Nintendo Wi-Fi DS and Wii support to end in May, 3DS Video to end in May

By Brenna Hillier, Thursday, 27 February 2014 05:15 GMT

Nintendo has announced the upcoming termination of Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, the DS and Wii’s online network service suite, meaning many online features will be permanatently disabled.

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Online play, matchmaking and leaderboards will be terminated. Service will end on May 20, according to Nintendo of Australia and Nintendo of Japan; it’s as yet unclear whether European and North American servers will be closed on the same date.

All products bearing the blue Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection mark will be affected; a full list of titles can be viewed here.

Not all online features will be disabled; you’ll still be able to use the services listed below:

  • Internet Channel
  • Nintendo DS Browser
  • Nintendo DSi Browser
  • Nintendo DSi Shop
  • Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Pay & Play
  • Wii Shop Channel
  • YouTube
  • Hulu (where available)

The 3DS and Wii U, which use the more modern Nintendo Network, will be unaffected.

However, Nintendo Video, the 3DS service, is closing; it will be terminated on March 31 in both Australia and Japan.

Expect news from Europe and North America during business hours.

Thanks, Polygon.

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