Nintendo terminates online gameplay for the Wii and the Nintendo DS.
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Previous version of Nintendo game systems, such as the Wii and DS employed GameSpy’s technology for matchmaking and what not for people that wanted to play their games online. However, these services are being shut down as of today, May 21st. In other words, you won’t be able to play online with other people on your Nintendo Wii or your Nintendo DS any longer.
Honestly, that kind of sucks, because the Wii was vastly more popular than the Wii U, so I’m sure there are still plenty of people that take advantages of online gameplay on their Wii and Nintendo DS, but they’re basically screwed now. There are tons of games for the Wii and Nintendo DS that have online gameplay features that will be affected by this update.
Even though you won’t be able to participate in online gameplay on the Wii and Nintendo DS any longer, you’ll be happy to know that the Wii Shop and the Nintendo DS shop will still be available to you.
Will the Wii U and 3DS be affected by this update?
Nintendo decided to go in-house with the online services for the Wii U and 3DS, so you have absolutely nothing to worry about and you won’t be at the mercy of third party services.
So, what did Nintendo have to say about this whole situation? Check it out:
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. – Taken from the Nintendo website.
Which titles will be affected by this update?
Scroll down below to check out which titles for the Wii and Nintendo DS will be affected by this update.
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Animal Crossing: Wild World
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
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
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
Tenchu: Dark Secret
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
Animal Crossing: City Life
Battalion Wars 2
Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep
Excitebots: Trick Racing
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Sports Mix
Mario Strikers Charged
Pokémon Battle Revolution
Samurai Warriors 3
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Dr. Mario Online RX
Excitebike: World Rally
My Pokémon Ranch
Wii Speak Channel**
(*) Services that require Internet communication ended on June 28, 2013.
(**) As Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection is required to use this title, it is no longer functional
Source: Official Nintendo Website