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Topic: Nintendo shutting down Wi-Fi services for Wii/DS

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Swiket

Swiket

1. Posted:

http://www.nintendo.com.au/termination-of-nintendo-wi-fi-conn...

As of May 20th, 2014, the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service will be discontinued and it will no longer be possible to use online features of Nintendo DS/DSi and Wii software such as online play, matchmaking and leaderboards.

Unaffected services
The following services are not affected by the termination, and will continue to be available after May 20th:
Internet Channel
Nintendo DS Browser
Nintendo DSi Browser
Nintendo DSi Shop
Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Pay & Play
Wii Shop Channel
YouTube
Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games will not be affected but it will not be possible to use online features of Wii software played in Wii Mode on Wii U, and of Nintendo DS games played on Nintendo 3DS family systems.

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KittenKoder

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2. Posted:

Well, they can't be expected to keep up their outdated services forever. Hopefully this means that we can see more newer services available soon, though.

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2Sang

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3. Posted:

I wish they would keep it up for historical purposes, but it's totally reasonble for them to shut down online for last generation.

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Retro_on_theGo

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4. Posted:

WAIT. This means no more online battles in previous pokemon games? Wow, I personally can't go back to them anymore, but that is a massive finger to pull the plug on B/W2 already when it was a great game.
Sucks for anyone relying on their Wii for Netflix too lol.

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Dweeb

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5. Posted:

Aw, that sucks. It would be cool if they kept a few up like Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Strikers Charged, and Metroid Prime Hunters. Hopefully they could put new ones up if the DS ones make it onto Wii U Virtual Console. Losing Mario Kart and Strikers sucks though.

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KittenKoder

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6. Posted:

Retro_on_theGo wrote:

WAIT. This means no more online battles in previous pokemon games? Wow, I personally can't go back to them anymore, but that is a massive finger to pull the plug on B/W2 already when it was a great game.
Sucks for anyone relying on their Wii for Netflix too lol.

The Netflix service probably uses a different server route, thus it will likely be unaffected. The games will be impacted the most, but then they did leave it up for three years after the last gen console was released, most companies just force you to upgrade right away. But yeah, the Netflix services do not depend on the Nintendo servers. ;)

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shingi_70

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7. Posted:

Well Now I have to buy a Wii U. Well played Ieata well played.

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LztheQuackAdmin

LztheQuack

8. Posted:

Retro_on_theGo wrote:

WAIT. This means no more online battles in previous pokemon games? Wow, I personally can't go back to them anymore, but that is a massive finger to pull the plug on B/W2 already when it was a great game.
Sucks for anyone relying on their Wii for Netflix too lol.

I'd be surprised if they didn't have another device to use Netflix...

Anyway, it's about time. Perhaps they can dedicate more resources towards new servers...like Smash Bros U/3DS ;)

Retro_on_theGo wrote:

WAIT. This means no more online battles in previous pokemon games? Wow, I personally can't go back to them anymore, but that is a massive finger to pull the plug on B/W2 already when it was a great game.
Sucks for anyone relying on their Wii for Netflix too lol.

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Megumi

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9. Posted:

KittenKoder wrote:

Retro_on_theGo wrote:

WAIT. This means no more online battles in previous pokemon games? Wow, I personally can't go back to them anymore, but that is a massive finger to pull the plug on B/W2 already when it was a great game.
Sucks for anyone relying on their Wii for Netflix too lol.

The Netflix service probably uses a different server route, thus it will likely be unaffected. The games will be impacted the most, but then they did leave it up for three years after the last gen console was released, most companies just force you to upgrade right away. But yeah, the Netflix services do not depend on the Nintendo servers. ;)

(...I think Nintendolife is having issues, keep getting errors and all that)
Anyways yeah I was about to ask that, since my mom uses the Wii mainly for Netflix. (...and its rare...lol)

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LztheQuackAdmin

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10. Posted:

Also, Nintendo confirmed that "on-demand video services" (i.e. Hulu, Netflix, etc.) will not be affected.

http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/info/services-update.jsp

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Caryslan

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11. Posted:

Of course, Nintendo will shut down online play in WIi and DS games, but they will keep the shops open since they bring in money..

Nintendo, are the Wifi servers really cost that much to keep running? The Wii U and 3DS have BC with older games. Why not keep the online play going in older games? This really sucks, I still enjoy playing Brawl online....

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LztheQuack

12. Posted:

Caryslan wrote:

Of course, Nintendo will shut down online play in WIi and DS games, but they will keep the shops open since they bring in money..

Nintendo, are the Wifi servers really cost that much to keep running? The Wii U and 3DS have BC with older games. Why not keep the online play going in older games? This really sucks, I still enjoy playing Brawl online....

Actually yes it does cost money to keep them running. On another note, newer entries are coming out on 3DS and Wii U, so Nintendo wants you to buy those

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SuperMalleo

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13. Posted:

You kidding? I always used Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for Metroid Prime Hunters and Brawl :(

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hcfwesker

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14. Posted:

Obviously this is set in time for around Mario Kart 8's release. Nintendo didn't get what they expected from #D Worlds or DKC:TF ... and they're under massive pressure when MK8 comes out. Coincidence? I think not!

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Tasuki

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15. Posted:

So if I if I play Mario Kart Wii on the Wii U in Wii mode does that use the same server as the Wii or will I still be able to play it online as long as I use a Wii U?

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kkslider5552000

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16. Posted:

yeah I wouldn't be surprised if that's true. Though tbh, I'd be surprised if anything other than B/W 1 and 2, Mario Kart Wii and Brawl still had anything resembling a community. Maybe Last Story because it's newer.

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LoveSugoi

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17. Posted:

Have never used the Wifi on my DS anyway. :P

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Kyloctopus

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18. Posted:

Less than a year and a half ago did Pokemon Black and White 2 come out, and now it's losing every online feature? It has a user base of over 7 Million People, and they don't even give it 3 years for online support? That seems idiotic.
I really hope Nintendo Network is much more sustainable than this

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Dark-Luigi

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19. Posted:

Great, now I can't play Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Strikers Charged, and Brawl with other people. :(

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Gioku

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20. Posted:

Oh no, I am sooooooo disappointed, I can't use the wi-fi services I wasn't using in the first place anymore... ;)

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