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Nintendo DS and Wii multiplayer support shutting down in May with worldwide Wi-Fi Connection termination

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The Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for DS and Wii will be terminated in May 2014, Nintendo has announced.

The news was first revealed on Nintendo’s official Australian and Japanese websites, and was later confirmed to Polygon to be a global termination of the service. A message on the Australian Nintendo website read:

“As of May 20th, 2014, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service will be discontinued and it will no longer be possible to use online features of Nintendo DS/DSi and Wii software such as online play, matchmaking and leaderboards.”

A full list of the games and services affected by the termination of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection was published over here, and includes everything from recent Pokemon games on DS, to Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

The online functionality of the 3DS and Wii U, however, is unaffected, as are the following DS and Wii services:

- Internet Channel
- Nintendo DS Browser
- Nintendo DSi Browser
- Nintendo DSi Shop
- Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Pay & Play
- Wii Shop Channel
- YouTube

Do you still play DS and Wii games online?


Source: Polygon


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