Random: Masahiro Sakurai Reminds Nintendo Fans of 3DS and Wii U eShop Closing Dates

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Like you Most likely now know, Nintendo is discontinuing the eShop 3DS and Wii U from March 28, 2023. And later this month August 29you will no longer be able to add eShop card funds (i.e. points) to accounts.

This is happening all over the world and as a result, Nintendo fans around the world are grabbing some digital titles before the deadline. Even Super Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai is making the most of these digital stores while he still can.

Here’s a rough translation of his last social media post (via Google Translate) – essentially reminding other 3DS and Wii U users of the shutdown:

“In just over two weeks you won’t be able to add points to the 3DS and Wii U…I’m patrolling the e-shop thinking this is my last chance. Because of the touchscreen, there’s probably a lot of stuff that won’t be ported to other models.”

Unfortunately, he didn’t say if he made any purchases, but as he noted, many of the games using those systems’ touchscreens may not necessarily be ported to other platforms at the future. We also can’t imagine him being thrilled that the older DLC for Super Smash Bros. be removed.

The 3DS and Wii U eShops aren’t the only things ending – with Sakurai announcing earlier this month that he’s nearly run out of Super Smash Bros. screenshots. Ultimate.

You can read more about the upcoming eShop closures in some of our previous articles. It should be noted that sales of Fire Emblem Fates will end on February 28, 2023 and its DLC is available until March 27, 2023.

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Are you making the most of your time with these eShops, like Sakurai? Specific games you’ll pick up before it’s too late? What do you think of the whole shutdown at this point? Leave your thoughts below.

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