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Title    Nintendo to Discontinue Online Play for Wii and DS
Date    Saturday March 01 2014, @11:00AM
Author    girlwhowaspluggedout
Topic   
from the thank-you-mario-but-wireless-connectivity-is-in-another-console dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/02/28/2149223

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?"

Links

  1. "GungnirSniper" - http://soylentnews.org/~GungnirSniper
  2. "has announced" - https://www.nintendo.com/consumer/info/services-update.jsp
  3. "Over 400 titles are affected," - https://www.nintendo.com/consumer/gameslist/games-wifi.jsp
  4. "Engadget reports" - http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/26/nintendo-japan-wii-ds-multiplayer-3ds-video-shutdown/
  5. "slow sales of the Wii U" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_U#Sales
  6. "motivating this move?" - http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/02/nintendo_switching_off_wi_fi_connection_service_on_wii_and_ds

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