Nintendo Wii and DS Wi-Fi Connection Service is Ending

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The aging systems of the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo DS are about to get some bad news, the Wi-Fi support for these devices will no longer be accessible moving forward. The services that are going to be disconnected include online play, matchmaking, and Leaderboards for the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and the Nintendo DSi. Games will still be playable though in offline mode as the games will still be engaging and fun just without the online support.

Nintendo didn?t really explain why they are disconnecting the service in the announcement, but it could be due to a lack of people who are using the service or maybe because providing the service isn?t cost effective anymore. Pokemon fans will probably have their hearts broken, especially if they use the online services of their games.

The online play for newer generation devices such as the Wii U and 3DS games is unaffected by this change. The other extra online functionalities like Wii Shop Channel, the Nintendo DSi Shop, and the video on demand services also remains unaffected.

The list of game casualties is below and one thing to note is that game functionality of not requiring an Internet connection should remain unchanged.

Nintendo DS
100 Classic Books
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
Clubhouse Games
Custom Robo Arena
Diddy Kong Racing DS
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Fossil Fighters: Champions
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Mario Kart DS
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem
Metroid Prime Hunters
Personal Trainer: Walking
Picross 3D
Picross DS
Planet Puzzle League
Pok?mon Black Version
Pok?mon Black Version 2
Pok?mon Diamond Version
Pok?mon HeartGold Version
Pok?mon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
Pok?mon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Pok?mon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
Pok?mon Pearl Version
Pok?mon Platinum Version
Pok?mon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Pok?mon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Pok?mon SoulSilver Version
Pok?mon White Version
Pok?mon White Version 2
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
Professor Layton and the Last Specter
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
Star Fox Command
Style Savvy
Tenchu: Dark Secret
Tetris DS
WarioWare DIY

Nintendo DSiWare
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
Metal Torrent
Number Battle

Animal Crossing: City Life
Battalion Wars 2
Endless Ocean
Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep
Excitebots: Trick Racing
Fortune Street
Mario Kart Wii
Mario Sports Mix
Mario Strikers Charged
Pok?mon Battle Revolution
Samurai Warriors 3
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
Super Smash Brothers Brawl

Dr. Mario Online RX
Excitebike: World Rally
Maboshi’s Arcade
My Pok?mon Ranch
WarioWare DIY

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