When Nintendo released the Nintendo DSi, it featured numerous simple, yet effective, new features to the original DS that gave it more multimedia functions. One of these introductions was the Nintendo DSi Shop, Nintendo's first foray into implementing a digital storefront on a portable console. While the quality of the games available for the service arguably wasn't always terribly high, it nonetheless had its fair share of gems and represented a significant first step for Nintendo on this front.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end; Nintendo of Japan recently announced that the DSi Shop will be shuttered on 31st March, 2017. Additionally, no further Nintendo points can be added after 30th September, 2016. DSiWare titles will assumedly still be purchasable via the Nintendo eShop on the 3DS, and there's no word on whether or not the Wii Shop Channel will be similarly affected.

What do you think? Are you disappointed to see the end of the DSi Shop? What's your favorite DSiWare game? Drop us a comment in the section below.

[via twitter.com, nintendo.co.jp]