Nintendo stops in May worldwide with online multiplayer for DS and Wii




Nintendo stops with Wi-Fi Connection service by May 20. The decision means that owners of a Nintendo DS or Wii will no longer have access to online multiplayer from that date. Games for the Wii and Nintendo 3DS are not affected by stopping the service.

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection logo (small) Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection is a free service from Nintendo, which allows owners of Nintendo devices can play over the Internet against each other. On May 20, however, Nintendo pulls the plug on the service. From that date, the online play for the Nintendo DS, DSi and Wii no longer available and matchmaking and leaderboards disappear.

The move does not affect other services as the browser, YouTube, the Shop and Pay & Play. Owners of the Wii U and the 3DS can only make them get in or turning in Wii Mode Wii software and playing DS games on the 3DS.

Nintendo stopped in October 2013 with the production of the Wii and have already built a few apps removed. Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection has never been a very important service for the consoles but there were many games that supported it. Stopping published by Nintendo on several continents, including the U.S. but not in Europe. It is assumed that the communication still follows.

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