A few months ago, it was announced that Nintendo would at last be pulling the plug on its Nintendo DSi Shop. Considering that NX is mere months away from release, this is something that didn't come as much of a surprise, but it's no doubt still disappointing news for many. There's still time to continue using the shop as per usual, but bear in mind that the service will begin winding down next month.
While the shop doesn't actually go down until 31st March (conveniently around the launch of NX), Nintendo was keen to put out a reminder that points cannot be added to your DSi wallet after 30th September at 5:00 PM PST. Games will still be redownloadable or transferable to a 3DS even after the shop's closure in March, but this move is no doubt intended to significantly curb traffic around the app as it enters its final days.
What do you think? Will you be buying any games for your DSi before the shop's closed? What were some of your favorite games? Drop us a comment in the section below.
Wait wait wait. I'm not shocked that you still can add points to the DSi shop.
I'm shocked I STILL had points on there.
Well, I guess this is an end to an era. I still remember the time I downloaded Plants Vs. Zombies, my 1st DSi shop game. Good times, goooood times.
Oh yeah, the DSi had a shop...
Eh, if I want any DSi games, I'll just buy it on 3DS.
@yannah21 Anything from Q Games was gold. Trajectile was my favorite, still sad that never got a sequel.
I guess that means I'll redownload LOZ four swords again😅
I wish Wayforward's Mighty Milky Way and Mighty Flip Champs were released as proper 3DS games. Would like to try those out, but not as DSi games.
Honestly, if people haven't grabbed any of the Art Style games yet, give those a look. Aquia is easily my favorite, but the others are pretty cool spins on puzzlers, too.
That said, it's insane how DSiWare is limited to the on-system memory, not playable from the SD card; they can only be stored there. I wish the whole AS series would see some kind of compilation rerelease; they wouldn't even have to add 3D.
Still got 1000 points on my Wii account, holding out for when Secret of Mana or Chrono Trigger comes to the Wii U VC and i can get the discount...
So even after the shop closes down, all of the games will still be available through the 3ds e-shop? I've been looking throat the DSi library, and most don't seem that great, but games like X Returns definitely look worth a try.
No, not at all. I never owned DSi. So I think Nintendo should've done that earlier.
One of Green Day's best!
Some good DSiWare I would recommend are X-Scape, and Mario vs Donkey Kong: Mini March Again.
X-Scape is really underrated. It deserves a lot of praise. I was pretty happy that the tunnel music is in Smash Bros. Nintendo agknowleges the existence of the game!
I can't say I'll miss it too much seeing as the content is all available on eshop anyways, but it will be odd seeing those pawn shop DSi systems and knowing that they're just dolled up DS Lites now with a camera and flipnote studio...
Would have loved to buy Cave Story for my DSi back in the day, but Nicalis just decided to ignore the EU region completely with it. Still have 800 points in there that I never got to use, and seeing how even Petit Computer was pulled from there, I don't know what to spend my remaining points on.
Can you transfer your points from DSi to 3DS?
@BensonUii WayForward already announced that Risky's Revenge Director's Cut was coming to 3DS. They're just taking longer porting it to that system than they did to all the others, no doubt because they want it to utilize stereoscopic 3D.
Good riddance, the DSi shop was nothing of spectacular. Besides all the good games are now readily available on the 3DS eShop anyways so all those shovelware that are still there could just rot. I feel sorry to whoever is stupid enough to buy a DSi in this time and age, not only is that system lacking now but it falls inferior to that of both the DS Lite and original DS. That's what happens when you rely too much on online feature rather than physical feature like backwards compatibility.
Will you still be able to get DSi games on the 3DS eShop after March though?
Fortunately, i never have DSi games. But still really disappointed to hear.
Does this concern DSi Shop on, well, DSi? Or does it mean DSi section will be removed from eShop either? In the former case alone, I don't care much since I've always sticked to DS Lite anyway.
@BensonUii Well, they never said it wasn't coming to 3DS.
Will you still be able buy & transfer DSi Ware games on 3DS after the shop closes? :x I bought many games on my DSi... so many memories ;-;
@Tsuchinoko @SpykeKat @nhSnork @Dogorilla @BensonUii Here's the official statement from Nintendo's FAQ
"Note that even after the Nintendo DSi Shop closes, most Nintendo DSiWare will continue to be sold in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS family systems."
If any of you are interested here's the list of games unavailable on 3ds.
Art Academy First Semester
Art Academy Second Semester
Nintendo DSi Browser
Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon
Real Soccer 2009
Real Soccer 2010
Not sure if the list is 100% accurate but if you're interested in any of them you might want to check them out. I heard Warioware Snapped might be? Although I'm pretty sure it's on 3ds. Hope this all helps!
Could you please write an article listing DSi exclusives we should buy before this happens?
@BornInNorway81 I agree.
@eltomo I was not pleased with the fact that your save data does not carry over when you upgrade from Wii to Wii U.
I spoke with Nintendo Customer Support and yes, data does not transfer over. I have a completed save for Secret of Mana which is unfortunate that I won't be able to access it if I upgrade.
I just replayed photo dojo last night and had lots of immature fun (cursing and inappropriate pics)
Nice Green Day reference. The only reason why I clicked on this.
@caffeinedreamer Good idea! I just might.
Hmm. Better check if I have any points left to use.
Is it a coincidence that the article color is green and the author of this article made a Green Day reference?
@Nintendude789 Wait, are X-scape and X Returns the same thing? The sequel to X? Its a bit expensive but i watched the trailer on the e-shop and it looks fun.
No, but X-Scape is a sequel to X
Please, Nintendo... just keep the Wii Shop open. At least until you've moved over the Neo Geo, Genesis, and the other great consoles you seem to have forgotten about to the Wii U.
I'm still of a mind that the DSi store was made purposely poor to make the planned future eShop look better in comparison.
I don't really care. The DSI shop didn't have anything good on it and anything that was is available on other systems. Honestly this should have closed with Nintendo WiFi.
To this day, I question if the DSI port of Earthworm Jim was any good.
Please, do an article dedicated to this situation. Games available, games deleted dsi / 3ds eshop, etc etc.
And please, investigate if this could happen to wii because we need first all genesis/neo geo in wii U first.
Just please don't get rid of the Wii Shop Channel... So many games I still need to buy, like Zombies Ate My Neighbors!! ;w;
Gonna see which of the DSi-only DSiWare games I wanna buy first, then see what games I wanna buy to play on the DSi.
Since Nintendo never gave a damn about finding a way to get the games to "run off" SD card like on Wii (games are stored on SD card, and then temporarily transferred to the internal memory when running), I'll do a bit more of my DSiware shopping on an actual DSi as I hate doing data tetris just to download game.
@TruenoGT Flipnote Studio is dead without Hatena and the new Flipnote Sutdio 3D sucks. Sure the DSi could still play DS games and some downloadable and DSi exclusive titles but compare to the massive library the DS Lite and 3DS had over it, there's just no reason to keep it anymore. Unless you're planning to do homebrews on that thing, keep it just to play physical titles, or for collection's sake, there's really not much else to look forward to with the DSi.
@Spooj It's better than the GBA port, I can tell you that. If you are still interest in it, it's also available through the 3DS eShop.
Rabi x Laby 1 and 2 are cute little action puzzle games that deserve more love. The series has a spin-off called Witch's Cat and a direct sequel, both available on the 3DS.
"A few months ago, it was announced that Nintendo would at last be pulling the plug on its Nintendo DSi Shop. "
At last? Have you really been waiting and hoping that Nintendo would close the shop and thus cause some games to cease to be purchasable?
Pinball Pulse was released for 3DS later than most of the DSi games. I think it was delayed to adjust for the gap between the screens.
This is why I still prefer physical media LOL what is going to happen to my Wii U downloaded games from the eShop? They will inevitably turn off the server for that as well
Oh no. I still haven't had a chance to play Freedom Planet. It's one of the few games that I really need to experience for myself.
@Popful It's a great game. I had to turn the difficulty way down however. The bosses are epic bet very very old school hard / frustrating.
Ok, so a month and a half to add more points to wifey's DSi.
i dont understand why they are gonna discontinue the dsi shop
@MitchVogel Did anything come of this?
eeeehhh. the dsiware shop didnt have any major games that appealed to me.just a few small things here and there.
but still, i have had many memories on this console so, it is kinda sad.
@SwitchVogel Any word on the Four Swords for the DSi? Will there be another shot at downloading it before the service shuts down?
@komayto It's down for good now, I'm not sure if you can get it anymore, at least on DSi
@SwitchVogel Thank you for the swift reply. Tonight, I'll mourn the DSi shop. Gonna try out 'Aura-Aura Climber' for the first time.
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