Nintendo has delivered a significant blow to its 3DS and Wii U platforms by officially announcing the discontinuation of online support for both systems, effective in early April 2024. While the precise date for this shutdown was not disclosed, it marks another major setback for these consoles, following the recent closure of their respective eShops. In March, Nintendo halted the ability to purchase and download various content, including demos, from the 3DS and Wii U stores.\r\n\r\nREAD:Teardown video shows the Huawei Mate 60 Pro components that shouldn\u2019t be there\r\nNintendo's full notice reads:\r\n"We deeply appreciate your continued support for our products.\r\n\r\nAs of early April 2024, online functionalities, including online play and other features reliant on online communication, will no longer be available for\u00a0 3DS* and Wii U software. This encompasses online cooperative gameplay, internet rankings, and data distribution."\r\n\r\nThis development signals the end of an era for these beloved gaming systems, as Nintendo shifts its focus toward newer platforms and experiences.\r\n\r\nFor those seeking more details regarding the use of badges to adorn the Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu through Nintendo Badge Arcade, additional information can be found here.\r\n\r\nThe specific date and time for the termination of these services will be disclosed at a later point.\r\n\r\nPlease be aware that in the event of unforeseen circumstances that may hinder the continuation of online services for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software, it may become necessary to cease these services earlier than originally planned.\r\n\r\nWe extend our heartfelt gratitude to players who have been loyal users of the online services for 3DS and Wii U software throughout an extensive period, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.\r\n\r\nFurthermore,\u00a0 has clarified a few key points. While Pokemon Bank will remain operational for now, its future is uncertain. This announcement is expected to impact virtually all games, though some exceptions from third-party developers may exist. Additionally, it has been confirmed that SpotPass features will no longer be accessible.