Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop permanently shutting down in two days

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Nintendo 3DS/Wii U eShop closing in just two daysDigital Spy

The Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop is closing down for good in just two days (Monday, March 27).

That means that hundreds and hundreds of games will no longer be able to be purchased, even free things like demos or apps. Although plenty of these games are available physically or on other systems, like smartphones or Switch, others will essentially be lost forever.

Nintendo announced this was happening a while ago, having already removed the ability to add funds to your eShop account via the 3DS and Wii U systems themselves, so for anyone who has forgotten when the cut-off date is, consider this your last-minute reminder.

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Looking at the 3DS sales charts, people have been buying a lot of Pokémon games, specifically the Virtual Console versions of Generation I and II games, with Crystal and its easily-catchable Celebi coming out on top.

People have also been buying lots of Capcom games before the 3DS eShop shuts, including the Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (available on all modern consoles, PC and phone), and the follow-up entries like Dual Destinies and Spirit of Justice (available on smartphone but not announced for PC or console currently), Monster Hunter, Resident Evil and Mega Man titles.

It's important to note that any games you've already purchased will be able to re-download, even once the eShop has closed. And if you want to buy some games last minute, you can add funds to your account either through your Switch or via a web browser.

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It's also likely that physical copies of 3DS and Wii U are going to shoot up in price, so you might want to grab any hanging around your wish list sooner rather than later.

In other Nintendo news, it looks like Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard King is closer to going through, meaning we could start seeing Call of Duty on Nintendo again.

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