A youtuber buys all the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS games before the closure of their eShop
The closure of the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Wii U is imminent -on March 27-, which will prevent the purchase of games from these systems, although it will be possible to download what has been purchased from our history. That’s why a youtuber has made a drastic decision not to miss anything: buy each and every one of the games in digital distribution of these Nintendo consoles.
Jirard The Completionist Khalil assures that he has bought 866 Wii U and 1574 Nintendo 3DS gameswhich occupy 1.2 TB and 267 GB of space respectively. In total it has cost 21,351 euros, 9,062 of them on Wii U and 12,289 euros on the laptop, which he financed with sponsorships; his plan is to donate the entire collection to the Video Game History Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to preserve the history of video games.
Khalil used eShop cards to pay for these purchases because the spending and number of transactions could block his bank account; for it I needed 464 cards, redeemed one by one on each console. He ran into another problem: the eShop only allows you to accumulate up to $250 in funds, so he had to spend the money before entering more card codes.
The retro catalog will be saved by Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack
With the closure of the digital distribution of these two systems, users will lose access -if they have not purchased them before- to nearly 1000 exclusive titles from these stores. In Vandal we review some of the most recommendedas FAST Racing NEO, Dr Luigi, Azure Striker GUNVOLT either Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies.
The closure too affects the Wii U and 3DS Virtual Console catalogalthough in this case there is hope of seeing the games rescued sooner or later with the Nintendo Switch Online subscription and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, which is expanded with new additions every month.
“We think that this is an effective way to make classic content easily available to a wide number of players“, Nintendo explained a year ago about the games of previous generations. “With these libraries, new and veteran players can find games that they remember or have heard of, and other fun ones that they would not otherwise find. We currently have no plans to offer classic content in other ways.”