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Nintendo Pulls Plug on Wii and DS Wi-Fi Support

Nintendo ends it support for Wii, DS and DSi Wi-Fi today, pulling the plug on online playtime for a long list of games and services for the older generation consoles.

Announced back in February, the cull happens today and will see Nintendo closing online gaming, downloads, match creation and leader-boards for games on the Wii home console and original DS and DSi portables, which have become old hat in the wake of the Wii U and 3DS – consoles which Nintendo is justifiably focusing their attentions on during stormy waters for the company. Moving forward Nintendo recently announced it’s already working on its next console and has released a wireless 3DS tethering app for mobiles.

Both Wii U and 3DS and their current gen spin-offs the 3DS XL and 2DS will be unaffected by the drop of Wi-Fi support for their predecessors and gamers on the Wii and DS can still enjoy offline gaming, but will not be able to update or add any DLC.

Nintendo has thanked its loyal fan base its passion for continuing to support these older consoles, but of course things must eventually move forward.

The full list of games affected by ending Wi-Fi Connection on Wii and DS/DSi:

Nintendo DS

100 Classic Books
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
Clubhouse Game
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
Pokémon Black Version
Pokémon Black Version 2
Pokémon Diamond Version
Pokémon HeartGold Version
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
Pokémon Pearl Version
Pokémon Platinum Version
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Pokémon SoulSilver Version
Pokémon White Version
Pokémon 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
Pokémon Battle Revolution
Samurai Warriors 3
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Wii Music


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