Nintendo is Shutting Down Online for All Wii & DS Games

Well people, it seems like that time has finally come. Nintendo has confirmed that they will be shutting down all online servers for Wii and DS games on May 20th, 2014. The company will keep the servers up for the Wii Shop Channel and DS eShop, as well as internet browsers and streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. But as far as games goes, any game using the Nintendo Wi-Fi connection will be officially unplayable online come May.

It’s important to note that every Wii and DS game don’t use the NWC, but most did and I wouldn’t get your hopes up for expecting those games to still be up either, but there’s always a chance.

So if you have any online Wii or DS titles that you loved back in the day and want to play one more time, now is the time to play them.

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31 thoughts on “Nintendo is Shutting Down Online for All Wii & DS Games

  1. I guess this means that Call of Duty: Black Ops (Wii) won’t even work with the dummies anymore, because you have to be online.

  2. muyricosuave says:

    Getting ready for mario kart i guess nice at least it seems like they are taking it seriously

  3. dang i can’t play anymore P:M wifi or last story?

  4. The Creator says:


  5. I thought Brawl worked through the Nintendo Network? Are they going to switch it over somehow? Or is this like the end of Online Brawlz?

  6. Huh? Well today I just got rid of my copy of Mario Kart Wii…. Looks like I am completely justified in doing that. Now the only games I have on my Wii and Will get on my Wii are single player games.

    • Won’t these games work if you have a wii u. I play my wii games on wii u.

  7. gaming on wii kinda died for me when capcom shut down mh3 servers….
    still its a shame 🙁 no more mario kart, black ops, conduit 2 ….shucks

  8. I heard this is only for japan on another site. and that it won’t effect Netflix and Hulu.

  9. RavenKingSage says:

    Well, I can’t say I blame them.

  10. I don’t really care anymore … Guess I lost my faith in Nintendo already … Now i’m just a Proud PC gamer T_T. Nintendo please give me some hope !!!

  11. LegendofSonick says:

    I kind of wish they would wait at least until Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. 4 come out… that way those who like those franchises online can continue to play them as such. Oh, well…

    But what does this mean for Project M online? Will that cease working as a result of this?? 🙁

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