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If you already own a Nintendo game with Nintendo WiFi Connection on the Wii or DS along with the DSi, we'll those internet connection days will come to an end. Nintendo has announced that by May 20, 2014, Nintendo WiFi Connection will shut down permantently at all areas. This means the Online game play, leaderboards, the sharing of user-content, and exchange of in-game characters and items along with Matchmaking Will be unavailalbe once this service update comes in.

Games Effected

NOTE: This only includes Sonic Games that were released in the Wii and DS that included Nintendo WiFi Connection. This also includes Spin-Offs and Crossovers.

Wii

  • Sonic and the Black Knight
  • Super Smash Bros Brawl

DS

  • Sonic Rush Adventure

Wii and DS

  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (2008)
  • Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games (2010)
  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (2012)
  • Sonic Colors
  • Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing

For a complete list of game affected, click here.

Other Notes

In the mean while, the Wii Shop Channel (Where you can get Sonic 4: Episode 1) along with the DSi Shop plus all of the Video-On-Demand services plus Netflix will not be affected once WiFi Connection is shut down. The Nintendo Network, which is used for the 3DS/2DS and the Wii U will remain operational as well, so don't worry if you still have any games on the 3DS/2DS and the Wii U. For the games on Nintendo's 7th Gen Consoles (Wii, DS/DSi), you can play any of those games offline but it's still a good time to spend your last days, hours, and seconds online with the games you play on the Wii, the DS and the DSi before it's gone forever...

Sources

Nintendo Press Release [1]

Wii U Daily [2]