(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Nintendo has announced that it will shut down its Wi-Fi Connection service for both the DS and Wii starting on May 20th, announced the company on Wednesday.
Nintendo DS/DSi and Wii users will no longer be able to use the online features such as online play, matchmaking, and leaderboards.
Although the Wi-Fi service will be shutting down in a few months, the Wii Shop Channel, Nintendo DSi Shop, and Internet channels will not be affected and will still be accessible, Nintendo of Australia press release says.
Additionally, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games will not affected either; however, users will not be able to use the online features in Wii Mode and in DS games.
The service’s termination will affect more than 40 titles including fan favorites Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart DS, Pokémon, and Diddy Kong Racing DS.
”We at Nintendo sincerely thank our fans for their continued support of our company’s legacy systems. Your enthusiasm for games made for these systems speaks to their longevity, and the passion of Nintendo fans.”
A full list of titles that will not be available can be seen here.