Forums Game Chat On August 29, 2022 the 3DS/Wii U eshops stop accepting Nintendo gift cards

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    I’m posting a quick reminder that on August 29, 2022 the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops will stop directly accepting Nintendo eShop gift cards. These digital storefronts have already stopped directly accepting credit cards.

    After August 29, the only way to add funds to the 3DS/Wii U digital stores will be to link one’s Nintendo ID on these stores to a Nintendo Switch ID, merge one’s monetary balances between the platforms, and add money to the Switch’s balance.

    On March 27, 2023 the 3DS/Wii U digital storefronts will close completely, although anyone who’s bought digital games on them should be able to redownload their games.

    Kemco’s three RPG ports on Wii U (Asdivine Hearts, Revenant Saga, and Alphadia Genesis) have all been ported to other consoles, but many of Kemco’s ports on the 3DS have not been ported to any non-mobile system. Also, Kemco’s 3DS ports don’t have in-game purchases; their cash shops are disabled and sometimes replaced with an in-game means to farm cash shop currency.

    Here’s a link to Nintendo’s Customer Support Q&A on the matter:

    Here’s my list of Kemco 3DS ports, with the console-exclusive ones marked, for anyone who wants to get them before they’re gone.

    Favorite RPG of all time: Journey to Kreisia (by Exe-Create)

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    Thanks for the reminder. I’ve lost my interest in anything Nintendo-related a long time ago, since everything they’ve done after the Super Nintendo era was disadvantageous to players of classic old-school JRPGs. While I still own a 3DS, the handheld one day told me I need to update my firmware to play certain games, and I need to have an internet connection to do that, but then it told me I can’t access the internet because the firmware is out of date. It was just like not letting sport talents play because they’re “too inexperienced” (which will persist if they don’t get to play).

    Even among all the suboptimal online stores of all great companies, Nintendo once again does the most awful job. I’ll never buy/use anything from them ever again, even if it means that I – as a non-mobile player – will miss out on playing a few Exe Create games.

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