Author Topic: Nintendo Wifi Connection servers being discontinued  (Read 1715 times)

0 Members, Big Brother and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Inferna

  • Joeno Fan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1238
  • Gender: Female
  • not heroic but i try
    • View Profile
    • tumblr
Nintendo Wifi Connection servers being discontinued
« on: February 27, 2014, 15:08 »
As of the 20th of May this year in all regions (Europe, US, Japan and Australia) Nintendo's WiFi connection servers are shutting down.
The server has been used from the days of the original DS, with Mario Kart DS being one of the first games to use wireless online play on the DS.
This means you will no longer be able to access the gts or any other online features on any pre gen 6 pokemon game! Other games affected are SSBB, Animal crossing wild world and city folk. For a list of affected Nintendo games click here

Personally I'm sad about this, had lots of great memories playing online. It sucks though that pokemon players will no longer be able to battle or trade online with 4th and 5th gen games.

This will affect Wii games and games released for the DS not current Wii u or 3DS games

What are your thoughts?
« Last Edit: February 27, 2014, 17:26 by Inferna »

Offline Del

  • it's ya boy
  • Typhlosion Fan
  • *****
  • Posts: 509
  • Gender: Male
  • 대단해
    • View Profile
Re: Nintendo Wifi Connection servers being discontinued
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 15:14 »
Having not used any of the online services on any of my DS games in a very long time, and having not owned a Wii for years, I'm not particularly bothered by the news. I feel for anyone who still plays Wii or DS games online though.

Curious as to why they're shutting them down though. Are the servers too expensive for them to continue paying for them? Trying to get people to upgrade to the 3DS or WiiU to enjoy Nintendo online? Just trying to free up more server space for 3DS/WiiU compatibility?

I'm also surprised at how small the list is. Always thought there were a lot more online games on Nintendo platforms.
My mom bought me this new laptop and it gets really hot when the chat is being spammed. Now my leg is starting to hurt because it is getting so hot. Please, if you don't want me to get burned, then don't spam the chat.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Offline sylar

  • Name Rater Hater
  • *****
  • Posts: 5317
    • View Profile
Re: Nintendo Wifi Connection servers being discontinued
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 15:32 »
what the hell nintendo






we all stumbled 'round
tangled up in our cords
from the phones, vcrs
and our worldly woes


ᴛᴜᴍʙʟʀᴛᴡɪᴛᴛᴇʀ
ㅤㅤㅤ

Offline The Shrub Dragon

  • so this one time i put milk in the kettle
  • Joeno Fan
  • *****
  • Posts: 2467
  • uh
    • View Profile
Re: Nintendo Wifi Connection servers being discontinued
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 17:09 »
^yeah pretty much

like damn if you need to do that then do it but at least give a reason so we're just angry and not confused and angry


thanks gl <3

Offline Turner

  • money under mount runnin'
  • Sentret Fan
  • *****
  • Posts: 4456
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Nintendo Wifi Connection servers being discontinued
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2014, 17:44 »
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

This sucks...I don't really use any DS Wi-Fi services anymore but I feel for people who are only just getting a Wii. I have a feeling this is a move to push people into getting a Wii U. There are going to be a lot of very angry casual Wii players. I was going to buy a Wii at somepoint but I'm probably not going to bother anymore. I doubt I'll get a Wii U either.

Offline Awkward Squirtle

  • Joeno Fan
  • *****
  • Posts: 2142
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Nintendo Wifi Connection servers being discontinued
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2014, 20:53 »
Are we forgetting that nintendo announced not too long ago that they're making massive losses? If there's only minimal use of these online services, I can see the business sense in it. It's a shame for older games, but they need to force revenue on the new systems somehow, as well as cut costs.

Offline SirBlaziken

  • Hax High Priest
  • Name Rater Hater
  • *****
  • Posts: 5852
  • Gender: Male
  • Heroes never die.....for a price
    • View Profile
Re: Nintendo Wifi Connection servers being discontinued
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2014, 21:09 »
Well, looks like my legend of zelda special edition ds will be pretty much useless now. Ah well, I don't use it anyways.

Trade while you still can!
Click here to access my paste to get to my teambuilding topics here on PKMN

Hitmonchu and Poison2007 made my avatar

Chloe and Danatales double teamed this cutie:

Offline Angelic Lapras King

  • The Angelic One, The King of Kings, The Piller Of The Land Of The Lapras and a PUK Mod.
  • Elite Four Member
  • Fan Rotom
  • *****
  • Posts: 16765
  • Gender: Male
  • Angel Wings! Please Guide Me And The Lapras!
    • View Profile
    • My DA Gallery of Maddness
Re: Nintendo Wifi Connection servers being discontinued
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2014, 23:16 »
For the DS, the service is about 9 years old for some games. That's a mighty impressive lifespan, and while I dunno the costs of running online servers for hundreds of different DS and Wii games, I'm sure it's not cheap or profitable for 2 last gen consoles around about now when their successors have been out a few years, especially when some game lobbies have been dead for years now. I'm also sure that once the Wii and DSi Shop no longer become profitable, the plug will be pulled from those (But since the 3DS and Wii U have the Wii Shop and DSiWare games, it probably won't be for a long while).

Fact is, if you want to continue using online, you now have to purchase a 3DS or Wii U which I'm sure will help boost the Wii U numbers a bit (After all, Mario Kart 8 comes out 10 days after the services are shut down).



"What did I say would happen if you got onto my back Oak?"






Offline Hahex and Oshawott

  • Number 500 of the PUK crew. Who started this anyway?
  • Joeno Fan
  • *****
  • Posts: 2273
  • Gender: Male
  • Holding on to what I haven't got.
    • View Profile
Re: Nintendo Wifi Connection servers being discontinued
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2014, 21:52 »
For most of the games with wifi capabilities, nintendo doesn't even produce and sell them any more. Its unreasonable to assume that they'll keep the servers up for games that they're making no money for.

Offline Clairefable

  • worst jobby
  • Joeno Fan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1080
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
    • abandon hope all ye who enter here
Re: Nintendo Wifi Connection servers being discontinued
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2014, 22:06 »
Um both the Wii and DS are nearly ten years old how long are Nintendo expected to keep these services going for??

Offline OpalRhea

  • PUK's unofficial psycho writing steampunked Charizard
  • Sentret Fan
  • *****
  • Posts: 3406
  • Gender: Female
  • Credit goes to meta spriters. Shiny Chary is smexy
    • View Profile
Re: Nintendo Wifi Connection servers being discontinued
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2014, 22:33 »
The only thing that doesn't quite make sense to me is that isn't pokebank partially designed to let you transfer mons from earlier gens to x and y? If they're shutting down wifi servers, doesn't that make it awkward to use pokebank from earlier games? Or are you supposed to have done it all by now?

Offline SirBlaziken

  • Hax High Priest
  • Name Rater Hater
  • *****
  • Posts: 5852
  • Gender: Male
  • Heroes never die.....for a price
    • View Profile
Re: Nintendo Wifi Connection servers being discontinued
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2014, 22:39 »
That reminds me, I still have to get the trial.
Click here to access my paste to get to my teambuilding topics here on PKMN

Hitmonchu and Poison2007 made my avatar

Chloe and Danatales double teamed this cutie:

Offline Awkward Squirtle

  • Joeno Fan
  • *****
  • Posts: 2142
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Nintendo Wifi Connection servers being discontinued
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2014, 00:29 »
The only form of pokémon transfer that requires wifi is pokébank, which remains active. The others have always been link services rather than internet.

Offline Angelic Lapras King

  • The Angelic One, The King of Kings, The Piller Of The Land Of The Lapras and a PUK Mod.
  • Elite Four Member
  • Fan Rotom
  • *****
  • Posts: 16765
  • Gender: Male
  • Angel Wings! Please Guide Me And The Lapras!
    • View Profile
    • My DA Gallery of Maddness
Re: Nintendo Wifi Connection servers being discontinued
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2014, 17:43 »
Pokemon Bank and Transporter are 3DS Apps anyway, much like Radar that communicates to the B2W2 cart in your 3DS, so...yeah.

Pity this will mean the DS games for the Wii U VC probably won't likely have online multiplayer, given they won't even emulate multiplayer on GB/GBC games on the 3DS VC. There goes my dreams of online matches with DSs and Wii Us linked up...



"What did I say would happen if you got onto my back Oak?"






Offline the bread dragon

  • my furniture has come alive
  • Joeno Fan
  • *****
  • Posts: 1711
    • View Profile
Re: Nintendo Wifi Connection servers being discontinued
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2014, 19:09 »
what the hell nintendo
my thoughts exactly jfc dont plz