Question: Is the 3DS Virtual Console dead?

Is Virtual Console still available for 3DS?

We currently have no plans to end any existing online services for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Online play and Nintendo eShop will continue to be available and it will be possible to access and redownload all previously purchased content in the foreseeable future.

Is 3DS Virtual Console worth it?

With its rich library of games, backward compatibility, and incredible retro collection on the Virtual Console, the 3DS is as excellent now as it was prior to the launch of the Switch. If youre super into games, it cant be stressed enough: Even now, in 2021, the Nintendo 3DS is still totally worth it.

Is the Wii U eShop shutting down?

Nintendo has announced that as of January 2022, credit card support for the 3DS and Wii U eShops will be shut down. If youve got Nintendo Switch Online, theres a good chance youre already familiar with the NES and SNES libraries available to subscribers.

Did the Wii U fail?

Contrary to Nintendos expectations, the Wii U was a commercial failure, and sold around 13.5 million units, second only to Nintendos abysmal Virtual Boy, which sold less than a million units. It lost some of the goodwill Nintendo had gained with the Wii and left the gaming giants future unclear.

Why did the Wii U do so bad?

Nintendo fans know this isnt a first generation console and theres more to come, but the waiting for new games highlighted one of the biggest challenges for the system. Third party support for the Wii U was limited. Compared to the Xbox One and Playstation 4, the Wii U had worse graphics and less processing power.

Why was Wii U discontinued?

The companys last-generation home console was discontinued in early 2017 following poor sales over its five-year lifespan. The last firmware update it received before this one was in September 2018, hence the surprise that Nintendo continues to support it.

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