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posted by girlwhowaspluggedout on Saturday March 01 2014, @11:00AM   Printer-friendly
from the thank-you-mario-but-wireless-connectivity-is-in-another-console dept.

GungnirSniper writes:

"Nintendo has announced the discontinuation of their Wi-Fi Connection Service for the Wii, DS, and DSi systems. Over 400 titles are affected, including Mario Kart Wii. Engadget reports that the services that will keep working on the DS after May include the DSi Shop, DS Browser, and DSi Browser, while the Wii will keep Netflix, Hulu, Wii Shop Channel, Internet Channel, Pay & Play, and YouTube.

Could the slow sales of the Wii U be motivating this move? Will casual gamers be instead put off by this, and hurt the company's future sales?"

 
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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Khyber on Saturday March 01 2014, @12:58PM

    by Khyber (54) on Saturday March 01 2014, @12:58PM (#9085) Journal

    My Wii plays pretty much only offline games any ways. Charter sucks so bad that only my PC can connect to online games. PS3? Wii? Nope. Not even as the only thing attached to the cable modem (not even a router.)

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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by dotdotdot on Saturday March 01 2014, @02:18PM

    by dotdotdot (858) on Saturday March 01 2014, @02:18PM (#9114)

    Online play always worked great for my kids. They play Mario Kart and a couple others online with family out of town. They've been doing it a lot more the last few days since I told them it was going away.

    What really sucks is that it affects the game and not just the console. Even if I were to go out and buy a Wii U, which is backward compatible with Wii games, they would still not work online.