Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will lose even more features soon

Nintendo DS and Wii U owners will soon have access to an additional feature on both platforms. Nintendo has announced that the Image Sharing feature for both systems will stop working on October 25. It’s unclear how many users have used the feature yet, but fans still have some time to use it. Considering Nintendo has been available for over five years now, it’s no surprise that Nintendo is reducing support for its predecessors. The company revealed the following details on its official website:

  • After the service leaves, you will no longer be able to share images on Nintendo 3DS or Wii U systems.
  • Even after the service is disbanded, images and comments already posted on Facebook and Twitter will continue to be available.

Nintendo has slowly reduced support for the Wii U and 3DS. As of this time, users can still download software for both systems, but this particular feature is scheduled to end on March 27, 2023. Although several Wii U and 3DS games have been ported to the Nintendo Switch in recent years , many games remain exclusive to one or the other. More importantly, Switch users are unable to download or play games released for the Game Boy family of systems. Rumors have suggested that Nintendo may add this option to Nintendo Switch Online, but no confirmation has been forthcoming.

While it’s always sad to see the end of support for an older console, companies can only sustain those consoles for so long that they still can’t maintain a service for that platform. The 3DS indeed found a huge and passionate following in the market, although the Wii U was somewhat underrated. Although some games and systems are not used by Nintendo, it seems that users will continue to have fun with these games and systems.

Did you also really like the 3DS and the Wii U? Are you disappointed that Nintendo is considering saving the feature?

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