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When do you think the Wii U eShop will end?

Discussion in 'Wii U Discussions' started by Marc, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Marc

    Marc Until We Go Down Forum Management

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    By now most of us should have heard the news about the Wii Shop Channel coming to an end. We will no longer be able to download our Wii games, which makes physical copies of games better in these cases.

    I'm wondering when you guys think the Wii U eShop will be put to an end.
  2. Major

    Major Nintendo 3DS Legend Towns Folk

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    They said it would be some time next year but I think it's just the wii part , the wii u part should still be running at that time. I know I am going to try and get the games I was interested in before it goes down tho. Kind of sad to see it going down and I don't see why they just don't leave it up , if they did it would give them some sells cause it's not like there are people that don't have a wii or wii u.
  3. Arshan

    Arshan The Hero in Green Towns Folk

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    I know this seems early, but maybe like a year after they get a good virtual console library on the switch.
  4. TribstyAnn

    TribstyAnn Me. Authoritative Cynic

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    Just going by how long they kept the Wii shop up, I think it'll probably be a few years into the next Nintendo console after the Switch. When the Switch is old, and something else is the new hot console item from Nintendo, then in a year or two the Wii U shop will close down. I wonder if the 3ds eshop will close at the same time or not. I hope it stays open for a long time.
  5. SunnyWindy

    SunnyWindy Still annoyed... Towns Folk

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    I think it will come relatively quick, maybe end or 2018 or early 2019.

    Wii shop stayed up for a while because the console was popular and they were still making sales. I doubt the Wii u is making enough sale right now to justify keeping it up as long as they did for the Wii =/
  6. OshaWhat!!!

    OshaWhat!!! air breather Towns Folk

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    probally what @SunnyWindy said, but maybe annonced to end
  7. RinoDino

    RinoDino AC:NL - The Villager Towns Folk

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    I'm not really sure, because it seems like Nintendo wants to leave the Wii U with them closing down Miiverse and just porting some games to the Nintendo Switch or the Nintendo 3DS but the Wii Shop Channel lasted 13 years! That's crazy! I will guess that the Nintendo eShop will close down in 2022 or in 2023, depending if Nintendo is merceful enough!
  8. Samster123

    Samster123 Isn't she lovely? Isn't she cute?

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    I'm not entirely sure, but all I know is that it's probably gonna be soon. The Wii U was a flop, besides a few awesome games here and there, like Splatoon, that you just had to have. As well, almost no one uses the Wii U anymore, Most people have already moved to Switch, and even the 3DS is starting to be moved away from. I believe that from Nintendo's point of view, their main focus is the Switch right now, and the Wii U Eshop won't be around for much longer. What do you guys think?
  9. Danominator

    Danominator Poyo Towns Folk

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    The eShop on both the 3DS and Wii U seem to be tied somehow, kind of like how the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service was tied across the DS and Wii. Considering these things...

    -The Wii Shop Channel is going down NEXT YEAR (I totally forgot it existed but whatevs) meaning, it'll have lasted about a decade and a half. That's insane.
    -The 3DS and Wii U eShop have a vast library of titles, and when you look past the random developers that Nintendo get on this thing, the list of titles is pretty fantastic.
    -Nintendo will probably shut down both shops at the same time so they can make room for the Switch shop (or whatever comes next).

    So my guess would be that we have a few more years AT LEAST, especially for the 3DS's sake.
  10. Trainer Red

    Trainer Red Champion

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    I think the Wii U will become obsolete sometime in 2019 next year. Once the switch has a big range of games setup, the Wii U will then lose internet related features. Miiverse was our first signal of that sadly.
  11. 3dsCollector

    3dsCollector Nintendo 3DS Legend Towns Folk

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    I think the wifi support for Wii U will go away in 2019. Install base is too small and cost is too high to do it for free, and by then the paid switch services will be up by then (probably... who knows it might be delayed). It does not coast a lot to keep up the eShop up, so I think that will go away in 2020, significantly more dramatic then how long the Wii will be up for. That's what I guess at least. Nintendo always surprises me lol.
  12. Mikaya

    Mikaya Resiiiiiii . Forum Management

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    I predict it will happen around late 2018/early 2019. I think the eShop has lasted for many years but it's time will soon be up. Switch has pretty much taken over and Ninty's efforts will be focused on it fully (How it should be, We can expect great things). Wii U eShop had a good run and will be remembered. xd
  13. 3dsCollector

    3dsCollector Nintendo 3DS Legend Towns Folk

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    Do you think the Wii U's eShop will go down before even the OG Wii?? (Wii's shop goes down 2019)
  14. oshul

    oshul The main oshawott Towns Folk

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    I don't think anytime soon, the switch uses the same servers right? there both "E shop" same with the 3ds, I can imagine the switch, 3ds and switch version would all go out at the same time.
    Nope the vwii version will though or well at the same time
  15. Selaphi

    Selaphi Some kinda cat lady Towns Folk

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    Prolly about as long as a gap as the original wii had before they shut it down honestly.