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Nintendo has updated its upcoming maintenance schedule, and a bunch of periods are lined up for the next couple of days. All of the company’s systems will be impacted.

The full maintenance schedule for the week of March 12, 2023 is as follows:

Wii U 3DS eShop last chance purchases

We’re officially in March, which means we’re a step closer to the end of the Wii U and 3DS eShops. This is your last opportunity to purchase content from both stores.

Some folks may actually already be locked out of making a purchase. Back in August, Nintendo made it so users could no longer use an eShop card to add funds to an account on the Wii U and 3DS eShops. Credit card support ended even earlier, as that was cut off last May.


Nintendo have issued a reminder that services for the Nintendo eShop for Wii U and 3DS will end next month, which they announced this time last year. They have further clarified that the consolidation service, which allows users to merge their unused Nintendo eShop balance on those two systems with their Nintendo Account and thereby spend that balance on the Switch eShop, will end in March 2024.

As a reminder, here’s the information provided by Nintendo:


Nintendo’s upcoming maintenance schedule has been updated for the week of February 12, 2023. A few sessions are planned, but everything should wrap up in just a couple of days.

The current maintenance schedule is as follows:

Wave Race 64 has just released for Nintendo Switch Online, and we can now take a look at how this version of the game compares visually to past iterations. In this Gamexplain video, the Switch version is first compared to the N64 original, before then being compared to the more modern Wii U version.

As is expected, the Switch version is certainly an improvement over the more jagged N64 original, and since Wii U ports of N64 games tended to make things a little darker, the Switch brightens it up in comparison to be truer to its initial release.

Here is some more information about Wave Race 64:

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A pair of video apps are coming to an end on Wii U with YouTube and Crunchyroll ceasing support later this year.

In the case of YouTube, a brief notice on Google’s website mentions that the app will no longer be available in October. Those that are interested in watching videos on the console can continue doing so until that month comes along. Once YouTube goes offline on Wii U, users are advised to move over to Switch.

Nintendo had previously confirmed that they were ending purchases on the 3DS and Wii U eShops sometime in late March 2023. They’ve now provided additional details, citing March 27, 2023 as the day that purchases on these eShops will become unavailable.

They’ve also clarified that starting August 29, 2022, you’ll no longer be able to directly add funds to the Wii U and 3DS eShops. You will however be able to redeem download codes after this date, and if you’ve linked your Nintendo Network ID to your Nintendo Account, you’ll still be able to make purchases using shared funds added to your Nintendo Account. The final bit of news is that oddly enough, purchases of Fire Emblem Fates on the 3DS eShop will end one month earlier than the rest, on February 28, 2023. However DLC for the game, including the additional story paths accessible after Chapter 6, will still be available until March 27, 2023.

Here is some additional information from Nintendo:


We have another update on upcoming Nintendo maintenance as another period has been tacked on for later in the month. Additionally, future maintenance times for an eShop session have been updated.

The full lineup of current Nintendo maintenance is as follows:

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Nintendo has updated its upcoming maintenance schedule with a new session. Later this month, the eShop will be impacted for a couple of hours. This applies to Switch, Wii U, and 3DS.

Here’s the full schedule as things currently stand:

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These days most gamers are focusing on Switch when it comes to Nintendo platforms, but Nintendo Everything reader TruExtent has tipped us off about an interesting Capcom eShop sale for the Wii U and 3DS eShops.

On the Wii U side of things, something we haven’t really seen before is Capcom slashing the prices of its Wii “Virtual Console” releases. As it turns out though, right now you can save big on titles such as Zack & Wiki. The typical games like Monster Hunter and Ace Attorney are on sale for 3DS as well.


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