Nintendo announced that it will be shutting down the eShops for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. The shops are slated to be shuttered as of late March 2023.
Ahead of the shutdown, some of the services will no longer be available including:
- It will be no longer possible to use a credit card to add funds to an account within the Wii U or 3DS eShops after May 2022.
- Users will be unable to use eShop cards to add funds to an account for purchase of Wii U and 3DS software after August 2022.
While the eShops will be shut down, Nintendo claims that it will keep available, the ability to redownload purchased games and DLC for the forseeable future.
Nintendo claims that they are shutting this service down due to the ‘natural lifecycle’ of the product line.
More information and an FAQ can be found here.