Nintendo Ending Wi-Fi Connection in Japan on May 20th

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#1 Edited by killerzboxzone (109 posts) -

NCL has announced the end of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for its Wii & DS consoles & games in Japan as of 11PM on May 20th, 2014.

This DOES NOT affect the Wii or DS shops.

Other services unaffected are:

-DS(i) Browser

-Demae Channel (Wii)

-Hulu (Wii)

-Youtube (Wii)

-Internet Channel (Wii)

-Paid services

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=776045

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#2 Posted by killerzboxzone (109 posts) -

Nintendo DS games

Aruite Wakaru Seikatsu Rhythm DS

Animal Crossing: City Folk

Custom Robo Arena

Kousoku Card Battle: Card Hero

Jump Ultimate Stars

Fossil Fighters: Champions

Shaberu! DS Oryouri Navi

Daigassou! Band Brothers DX

Tetris DS

Picross DS

Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

Pokemon Diamond

Pokemon Pearl

Pokemon Black

Pokemon White

Pokemon Soul Silver

Pokemon Heart Gold

Pokemon Black 2

Pokemon White 2

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Dark

Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs

Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

Mario and Sonic at the Beijing Olympics

Mario and Sonic at the Vancouver Olympics

Mario Kart DS

Mario VS. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem

Mario VS. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis

Mawashite Tsunageru: Touch Panic

Metroid Prime Hunters

Wi-Fi Taiou Sekai no Dare demo Asobi Taizen

Girls Mode

Imasara Hito niha Kikenai Otona no Joushiki Cultraining DS

Otona no Renai Shousetsu

Kenkou Ouen Recipe 1000

Jet Impulse

Suujin Taisen

Star Fox Command

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

DS Bungaku Zenshuu

Panel de Pon DS

WarioWare D.I.Y.

Picross 3D

Wi-Fi Taiou Yakuman DS

Nintendo DSi-ware games

Ah Mujou Setsuna

Card Hero: Speed Battle Custom

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin

Mario VS. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!

Ide Yousuke no Kenkou Mahjong

Chotto Suujin Taisen

Photo stand tsuki Band Brothers DX Radio

Wii games

And-Kensaku

Excitebots

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Sin and Punishment: Star Successor

Forever Blue

Forever Blue: Umi no Yobigoe

Wii Music

Zangeki no Reginleiv

Tact of Magic

Battalion Wars 2

Pokemon Battle Revolution

Mario Sports Mix

Mario and Sonic at the Beijing Olympics

Mario and Sonic at the London Olympics

Mario and Sonic at the Vancouver Olympics

Mario Strikers Charged

Mario Kart Wii

Minna no Joushiki Katerebi

The Last Story

Animal Crossing: City Folk

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#3 Posted by Joedgabe (5134 posts) -

WHAT ? why ? omg... nintendo are cheap fcks like always :(

I still play pokemon soul silver and black :/

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#4 Posted by darkspineslayer (22389 posts) -

Well that's unfortunate. But I can't imagine any of these with the possible exception of Pokemon were seeing a ton of traffic these days.

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#5 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (3948 posts) -

Well there are only very few online games and those are mostly dead... So no problem... You guys supporting Nintendo, now have this dead online. As long you guys support Nintendo, as long Nintendo do bad things.

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#6 Posted by Shottayouth13- (7013 posts) -

Mario Kart Wii? Nooooo

Just the other day I was playing online.

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#7 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (35510 posts) -

So basically they ended the online multiplayer for the 5 Wii/Ds games that actually supported it?

Not much of a loss for me.

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#8 Posted by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -

@Joedgabe: lol really? The online is completely inferior to XY though.

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#9 Posted by vashkey (33784 posts) -

This is just for Japan, right? Doesn't really effect me either way though, I haven't played a DS or Wii game online in six friggin years

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#10 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (7873 posts) -

But DS is one of the best handhelds ever... Why they do dis?

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#11 Edited by freedom01 (2791 posts) -

its not only Japan, its global

"A Nintendo representative has told Polygon that this is a "global termination" of online services that will take place for all regions on May 20."

Source

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#12 Posted by gba1989 (189 posts) -

It's time to move on. But why Wii?

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#13 Posted by nintendoboy16 (33367 posts) -

Well, there goes any possibility of me downloading more fan-made tracks in Guitar Hero Metallica.

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#14 Edited by DocSanchez (4274 posts) -

It's ok. Nintendo fans "hate wifi anyway." Plus now both machines are a "purer gaming experience" so this is a "good thing".

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#15 Edited by DocSanchez (4274 posts) -

It's ok. Nintendo fans "hate wifi anyway." Plus now both machines are a "purer gaming experience" so this is a "good thing".

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#16 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (4965 posts) -
Sucks. Only Japan though? At least I can still play Excitebots and Mario Kart Wii online then.
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#17 Edited by nintendoboy16 (33367 posts) -

@DocSanchez said:

It's ok. Nintendo fans "hate wifi anyway." Plus now both machines are a "purer gaming experience" so this is a "good thing".

Well, that's the thing. Sheep DID/still do (considering there are too many damn friend codes, one for each game, rightfully so) hate the Wii's online and with Wii U, things barely got better.

I think your argument would be much better if it was the Wii U/3DS and NOT Wii/DS, the latter running their courses.

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#18 Posted by Ratchet_Fan8 (5557 posts) -

i only use my DS to play occasional pokemon. They should keep the pokemon games servers up ,but down all other ones imo

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#19 Edited by freedom01 (2791 posts) -

@princessgomez92 said:
Sucks. Only Japan though? At least I can still play Excitebots and Mario Kart Wii online then.

global, not Japan only

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#20 Edited by LegatoSkyheart (29547 posts) -

Man, this sucks.

I remember all the times I have played online games on the Wii.

Tatsunoko vs Capcom, Goldeneye, Smash Bros., Mario Kart.

My fondest Memories has to be playing The Conduit. The Single Player was pretty dumb, but the Multiplayer....That was true Gem. It's going to be sad to see it all go now.

I think I'm going to play it now.

Remember PS3 and 360 folk, this is a glimpse of the future of your systems. Play your Uncharteds and Gears while you can because in a couple of years you won't be able to.

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#21 Edited by Joedgabe (5134 posts) -

@bbkkristian said:

@Joedgabe: lol really? The online is completely inferior to XY though.

No mega pokemon. If they're going to make mega evolution they should do it to a vast number of pokemon not a select few. Even with in those that have mega there's some a lot better than the others, influences you into having to pick one if you want to play challenging matches. If there's one thing i don't appreciate about game freak is how awful they are about balancing it's games, Every generation just keeps making the unbalance worse.

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#22 Edited by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -

What the ****? I still play Pokemon online all the time :/

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#23 Edited by Shinobishyguy (22928 posts) -

@Joedgabe: if you don't like megas then don't use them. No use in blaming the game for your inability to adapt and find counters

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#24 Posted by daveg1 (20396 posts) -

its all working toward the wanted goal of nintendo being destroyed..cant wait..

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#25 Posted by nintendoboy16 (33367 posts) -

@daveg1 said:

its all working toward the wanted goal of nintendo being destroyed..cant wait..

Stretching the hell out of this aren't you?

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#26 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29547 posts) -

@daveg1 said:

its all working toward the wanted goal of nintendo being destroyed..cant wait..

lol what?

this is exactly what Microsoft did with the original Xbox Live, except they kept that sucker longer than they should have.

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#27 Posted by daveg1 (20396 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart:

cos its about time nintendo went down the toilet for being utter crap!

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#28 Posted by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -

Rofl

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#29 Posted by daveg1 (20396 posts) -

@nintendoboy16:

no need to cry at me mate if nintendo put out good games and stuff actulay worth a dl im sure they would be about to die a death..

they are firmly stuck in the 90's there past 3 consoles have been a huge failure from a gamers standpoint..

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#30 Edited by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -

@LegatoSkyheart: @nintendoboy16: Guys, I really wouldn't take the bait from such an obvious and shitty troll. Just let it go. Don't give him any attention, and he'll go away. To troll some other thread, maybe.

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#31 Posted by Joedgabe (5134 posts) -

@Shinobishyguy said:

@Joedgabe: if you don't like megas then don't use them. No use in blaming the game for your inability to adapt and find counters

Other people do, game is becoming even more unbalanced. But that's my taste, I just believe if they was gonna introduce mega's they should have probably done it to buff pokemons that need buffing not the already good ones to become even stronger. Sure you can win against them and everything but i like a fair field and good fights consisting on them. Sinse you like them you keep playing with them, good for you. I can't say the same for myself for long sadly.

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#32 Edited by charizard1605 (82615 posts) -

@Joedgabe said:

@Shinobishyguy said:

@Joedgabe: if you don't like megas then don't use them. No use in blaming the game for your inability to adapt and find counters

Other people do, game is becoming even more unbalanced. But that's my taste, I just believe if they was gonna introduce mega's they should have probably done it to buff pokemons that need buffing not the already good ones to become even stronger. Sure you can win against them and everything but i like a fair field and good fights consisting on them. Sinse you like them you keep playing with them, good for you. I can't say the same for myself for long sadly.

Megas are easy to beat, most of them have pretty bad typing.

Well, except for Mega-Charizard X

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#33 Edited by Bread_or_Decide (24452 posts) -

What about all those millions of people playing smash bros online...LOL...hahaha...haha...LOL...oh man...nah nah just kidding....no ones playing Wii games online.

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#34 Edited by super600 (32403 posts) -

I heard that the company that shut down the servers for sniper elite glu mobile now also has control over the nintendo wifi servers. Glu forces companies that use their middleware to pay tons of money to keep the servers for the products these companies make up.

Tis article talks a bit about the company who owns the middleware for the nintendo wifi servers

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2014/02/27/nintendo-terminating-wi-fi-service-for-ds-and-wii

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#35 Posted by super600 (32403 posts) -

I'm sorry to say this TC, but you need 500 posts to create a thread on SW.If you want to learn more about this new rule read the system wars survival guide which will be linked in this post.

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/system-wars-314159282/system-wars-survival-guide-2-0-forum-guidelines-an-31089433/#0

I will repost this thread for you TC.