Random: Masahiro Sakurai reminds Nintendo fans of 3DS and Wii U eShop closing dates

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like you probably know by now that Nintendo will stop the 3DS and Wii U eShop from March 28, 2023. And later this month August 29you cannot add eShop card credits (also known as points) to accounts.

This is happening worldwide and as a result, Nintendo fans around the world are grabbing certain digital titles before the deadline. Even Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai is making the most of these digital stores while he still can.

Here’s a rough translation of his most recent social media post (via Google translate) – reminding fellow 3DS and Wii U users of the shutdown:

“In a little over two weeks you won’t be able to add points to 3DS and Wii U… I’m patrolling the e-shop and think this is my last chance. Because of the touch screen, there’s probably a lot of stuff that won’t transfer to other models.”

Unfortunately, he didn’t specify whether he made any purchases, but as he noted, many of the games that use these systems’ touchscreens won’t necessarily need to be ported to other platforms in the future. We can’t imagine he’s also excited about older Super Smash Bros. DLC is retiring.

The 3DS and Wii U eShops aren’t the only things coming to an end – with Sakurai announcing earlier this month that he’s running out of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate screenshots had more.

You can learn more about the upcoming eShop closures in some of our past posts. It’s worth noting that Fire Emblem Fates sales end on February 28, 2023 and the DLC is available until March 27, 2023.

More information about Nintendo’s 3DS & Wii U eShop closure:

Are you making the most of your time in these eShops like Sakurai does? Are there specific games you pick up before it’s too late? What do you think of the whole shutdown right now? Leave your thoughts below.


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