[DSi][PSA][eShop] The Nintendo DSi eShop is Closing March 31st, 2017 - Transfer DSi titles to 3DS - also Available on 3DS eShop
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Some sad news is fast approaching for DSi and DSi xl users, as Nintendo plans to cancel access to the "eShop" from DSi Consoles, in just a few days.
Heres Nintendo's Official Release about it:
If you have Nintendo DSi Points to spend, Nintendo DSiWare you want to re-download or Nintendo DSiWare you’d like to transfer from a Nintendo DSi/Nintendo DSi XL system to a Nintendo 3DS family system, you may want to do so at your earliest convenience, while the service is still available.
You can still add Nintendo DSi Points until September 30, 2016, and purchase content in the Nintendo DSi Shop until March 31, 2017. The ability to re-download Nintendo DSiWare games will also stop at some point; we will announce specific details as that time approaches.
Note that even after the Nintendo DSi Shop closes, most Nintendo DSiWare will continue to be sold in the Nintendo eShop on systems in the Nintendo 3DS family.
This is no surprise to those "in the know", considering the news has been out since mid 2016, but to many DSi fans this is a very abrupt end to quite the array of unique downloadable games.
The "mid-generation" console, saw mixed reviews, but gained a core group of fans who really flocked to these DSi specific eShop titles. And although you have the ability to transfer titles to the 3DS, as well as download them from the 3DS eShop, a lot of gamers haven't made the leap to a new Handheld device.
Those who haven't made the switch are seeing this as a bit of a "doomsday" and "the end of digitally preserving their DSi Collection" - on an actual DSi, because with the death of the DSi eShop comes the inability to Re-download games onto a DSi.
Essentially if your system bricks over time and you wanted to get a 2nd hand DSi or DSi xl, You wouldn't have the ability to redownload your DSi Titles to the new DSi.
Smart move on Nintendo's part as it squeezes the last bit of money out of these specific users who can't give up there titles, but didn't want to originally get a 3DS.
Although, tech savy 3DS users on firmware 11.2 or lower can get Custom firmware and, just download everything for free (Within a 40 game limit for DSi Ware titles). Nintendo still gets your money for the consoles!
Although I never had a DSi, I will eventually pick one up strictly for collection purposes, too bad the eShop will be long gone by then! RIP DSi eShop, you might be missed, slightly, by a very small, very specific group of Nintendo fans
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