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Gamer buys all 3DS and Wii U games before both stores close

A player has purchased all the games from the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS eShop before both stores closed.

Popular content creator Jirard ‘The Completionist’ Khalil claims that the complete collection amounted to 866 Wii U games and 1,547 3DS games.


This equated to 1.2TB of Wii U games and 267GB of 3DS games, DsiWare and DLC. The entire collection cost Khalil $22,791 and took almost a year to complete.

As of March 27, it will no longer be possible to purchase games in the Wii U or 3DS eShops. Up to 1,000 digital-only eShop games will be gone for good once 3DS and Wii U eShop transactions end.


Last year, Nintendo assured that while no further transactions (including downloading free demos and content) will be possible after March 27 of next year, the online service will not be shut down completely.

“Even after March 27, 2023, and for the foreseeable future, it will still be possible to re-download games and DLC, receive software updates, and enjoy online play on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family of systems,” said.

Khalil used eShop credit cards to add funds to his account, worried that his bank would flag the large number of transactions. This meant purchasing 464 eShop cards and redeeming them one for one on each system.


However, the group ran into an issue where the eShop only allowed a single digital wallet to hold $250 at a time, meaning they would have to continuously buy games, then redeem cards, and then repeat the process for about 72 times. “That’s why it’s stupid!” Khalil jokingly says throughout the video.