Nintendo Close 3DS and Wii U eShop in Several Countries in the Latin America Region

Nintendo, which is one of the manufacturers, usually provides a digital purchasing platform for their console products. Nintendo’s online store system is usually known as eShop which usually sells certain digital products such as several game titles that can be played on certain consoles.

Some information said that some Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U eShops will be shut down at this summer. In particular, Nintendo announced that some Caribbean and Latin American countries that didn’t have the full eShop for this system would lose access by July 31, 2020. Both Mexico and Brazil would be freed from this closure, because each country had full eShops for both systems.

There is no eShop redeem code for this region that can be used after that date. Users also cannot update the game, and cannot download or re-download any games that the user has. Here is a complete list of countries that Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops will close on 31 July 2020:

Anguilla Antigua / Barbuda Argentina Aruba
Bahamas Barbados Belize Bermuda
Bolivia British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Chile
Colombia Costa Rica Dominica Dominican Republic
Ecuador El Salvador French Guiana Grenada
Guadeloupe Guatemala Haiti Guyana
Honduras Jamaica Martinique Montserrat
Netherlands Antilles Nicaragua Panama Paraguay
Peruvian St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. Vincent / Grenadines
Suriname Trinidad and Tobago Turks and Caicos Islands US Virgin Islands
Uruguay Venezuela    

In the FAQ page that tends to the closure of this eShop, Nintendo notes, “We continue to re-evaluate our business and make decisions based on various factors.” This closure will affect the Nintendo 2DS and 3DS systems, the new Nintendo 2DS and 3DS systems, and the Nintendo Wii U. The Nintendo Switch eShops won’t be affected.

Therefore, this has become quite difficult for countries undergoing a closure process. Although the closure does not affect Nintendo’s newest console, the Switch, it is certainly very difficult for those who own the previous generation of consoles. Hopefully eShop can come back with a better system for the 3DS and Wii U consoles.

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