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|
|Bolivia||British Virgin Islands||Cayman Islands||Chile|
|Colombia||Costa Rica||Dominica||Dominican Republic|
|Ecuador||El Salvador||French Guiana||Grenada|
|Peruvian||St. Kitts and Nevis||St. Lucia||St. Vincent / Grenadines|
|Suriname||Trinidad and Tobago||Turks and Caicos Islands||US Virgin Islands|
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.