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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: 4, Interesting) by willie3204 on Saturday March 01 2014, @02:06PM

    by willie3204 (826) on Saturday March 01 2014, @02:06PM (#9109)

    I have modded my wii to play Japanese games and use it primarily for Karaoke Joysound Wii [wikipedia.org] and if Nintendo had whacked this service I would have dropped future Ninetndo services like a hot rock.

    What costs could be associated with the wifi service that is worth alienating your customers like this? Someone do maths pls.

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