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Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service for Nintendo DS and Wii to end in May

Post by Gameguy1996 on Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:30 am

Nintendo website wrote: As of May 20, 2014, certain online functionality offered through Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection will no longer be accessible. The discontinued services include online play, matchmaking and leaderboards for many Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo DSi games. For a comprehensive list of games and services that are affected, please check http://support.nintendo.com/servicesupdate. Users can still play the games in offline mode, which continues to offer a rich game-play experience.

Online play for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games will be unaffected (aside from the Wii mode on Wii U and Nintendo DS games on Nintendo 3DS family systems). Other online functionality, such as access to the Wii Shop Channel, the Nintendo DSi Shop and video-on-demand services, are also not affected at this time.

We at Nintendo sincerely thank our fans for their continued support of our company’s legacy systems. Your enthusiasm for games made for these systems speaks to their longevity, and the passion of Nintendo fans.

List of affected Nintendo software titles

Note: Game functionality that does not require an Internet connection will remain unchanged.

Nintendo DS
100 Classic Books
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
Clubhouse Games
Custom Robo Arena
Diddy Kong Racing DS
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Fossil Fighters: Champions
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Mario Kart DS
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem
Metroid Prime Hunters
Personal Trainer: Walking
Picross 3D
Picross DS
Planet Puzzle League
Pokémon Black Version
Pokémon Black Version 2
Pokémon Diamond Version
Pokémon HeartGold Version
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
Pokémon Pearl Version
Pokémon Platinum Version
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Pokémon SoulSilver Version
Pokémon White Version
Pokémon White Version 2
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
Professor Layton and the Last Specter
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
Star Fox Command
Style Savvy
Tenchu: Dark Secret
Tetris DS
WarioWare DIY

Nintendo DSiWare
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
Metal Torrent
Number Battle

Wii
Animal Crossing: City Life
Battalion Wars 2
Endless Ocean
Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep
Excitebots: Trick Racing
Fortune Street
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Sports Mix
Mario Strikers Charged
Pokémon Battle Revolution
Samurai Warriors 3
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Wii Music*

WiiWare
Dr. Mario Online RX
Excitebike: World Rally
LONPOS
Maboshi's Arcade
My Pokémon Ranch
ThruSpace
WarioWare DIY

Other
Wii Speak**
Wii Speak Channel**

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I don't really care that there doing this since I don't play any of those games online anymore. Watch lots of people be mad about this though.


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Re: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service for Nintendo DS and Wii to end in May

Post by Luma Party on Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:18 am

Mario Kart Wii was really the only thing I used online.
It's not that bad though.


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Re: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service for Nintendo DS and Wii to end in May

Post by Zero Revolution on Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:07 pm

I'm actually kinda mad about this. Why would they remove online play on the older games just because they're old? I can understand for a few of them, but for some of those, online play was what made the game great, and now people can't do anything with the game despite having paid for it. But I did see this coming. Well, I guess that Brawl tournament is never going to happen...


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Re: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service for Nintendo DS and Wii to end in May

Post by Marowak on Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:47 pm

Well they have to close the servers down eventually otherwise it's just unnecessary work that is put in that can be spent elsewhere.

@Zero, we could always dues it before then, we have quite some time until that actually happens.


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Post by Zero Revolution on Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:50 pm

^ Well yeah, but I was planning to have it go on for quite some time. So it probably wouldn't work in only a couple months.

I do wonder though, with Nintendo DS games coming to Wii U Virtual Console, will you just be unable to play the DS games online even on Virtual Console? I thought it would be kinda cool to have people using online in the DS games again because they're being rereleased, but I guess that won't really be the case.


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Post by queenzelda on Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:52 pm

I'm only upset because I still kinda play Animal Crossing City Folk & have crossed with a few friends every now & then for shiz 'n giggles. But after May: poof no more. D: I guess it's ok but I kind of liked being able to have access to being able to get anything I wanted. ^^; Eh well, I saw this coming too. Nintendo is kind of forcing every one to get the new stuff by doing this though if you think about it; either get the new Wii U & 3DS that have wifi support with the new games & play with your friends that way or forget it.

What I find funny is that in a way Nintendo doing this is sort of doing what M$ has done with it's Xbox franchise seeing as they don't support older wifi games on their older consoles.


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Post by King Atem on Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:41 pm

Well from what I've reas online; some support for some wifi games have started to go by the wayside already. So it's not surprising to see the wifi for older games go away. But the good news is that some games have local wifi so I'm guessing those games won't get axed; so at least there's that.


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Re: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service for Nintendo DS and Wii to end in May

Post by Gameguy1996 on Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:19 am

I just saw this on Go Nintendo. Apparently they were using a 3rd party's software for a P2P system (I don't understand tech speech btw so this may be incorrect) and that contract expired.

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I wander if this is true?


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Re: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service for Nintendo DS and Wii to end in May

Post by Zero Revolution on Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:12 pm

^ Well that makes sense. If it's true, they likely just removed the wi-fi because as the games get older, less and less people are using it, so they don't need to pay money for it anymore.

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Yeah, but if what Gameguy said isn't true, I feel like the reason for them removing wi-fi from the older games is due to it being a completely different service from the Nintendo Network they use for 3DS and Wii U. So they obviously would want people to switch from DS to 3DS and from Wii to Wii U for it, but they'd also like to abandon the old wi-fi service.


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Post by queenzelda on Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:16 pm

Zero Revolution wrote:@Queen: Yeah, but if what Gameguy said isn't true, I feel like the reason for them removing wi-fi from the older games is due to it being a completely different service from the Nintendo Network they use for 3DS and Wii U. So they obviously would want people to switch from DS to 3DS and from Wii to Wii U for it, but they'd also like to abandon the old wi-fi service.
Which means upgrading to the newest systems. Thus the M$ move in essence. ;3


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Re: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service for Nintendo DS and Wii to end in May

Post by hissae2 on Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:40 pm

This makes me sad. I still play Mario Kart Wii online often. Sad


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Re: Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service for Nintendo DS and Wii to end in May

Post by Megumin on Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:03 pm

I'll miss the weather wars we had in Pokemon Gen V battles (though they are still up on Pokemon Showdown)


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