Nintendo is shutting down the Nintendo Wii and NDS Wifi Connections
February 28, 2014 11:41 AM Subscribe
posted by bbqturtle (61 comments total)
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On May 20, Nintendo is shutting down Nintendo Wifi Connection
that was used for the Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii [Nintendo WiiU/3DS will be unaffected]. Perhaps the most upset groups are the devoted players of a hacked Super Smash Brothers Brawl, called Project M
. This community has devoted time and effort into the 6 year old game, and will have no replacement until the sequel arrives this fall.
The lull in most popular games:
Mario Kart Wii U doesn't arrive until 9 days after the servers come offline.
Super Smash Brothers U doesn't arrive until 9 months after the servers come offline.
This issue may be partially (but unsatisfactorily) resolved by using online servers through Dolphin emulators, but the success of this is unknown until the main servers come offline.
This has caused a small splash in online communities, with posts at reddit
and other forums, and articles by mass media outlets like theverge
Interesting note: When Microsoft tried to do this with Halo 2, several fans kept the servers live by refusing to log off.