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Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops Closing on July 31, 2020 in Some Caribbean and Latin American Countries

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A few Nintendo 3DS eShops and Nintendo Wii U eShops will be closing this summer. Specifically, Nintendo announced that some Caribbean and Latin American countries that do not have full eShops for these systems will lose access to the online storefronts on July 31, 2020. Both Mexico and Brazil will be exempt from these closures, as each country has full eShops for both systems.

Here is the full list of countries which will see their Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops closing on July 31, 2020. No eShop codes for these regions will be able to be redeemed after that date, it won’t be possible to update any games, and you won’t be able to download or redownload any games you own.

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua/Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • French Guiana
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent/Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

In the FAQs going over these eShop closures, Nintendo noted, “We constantly re-evaluate our business and make decisions based on a variety of factors.”

These closures will affect the Nintendo 2DS and 3DS systems,  New Nintendo 2DS and 3DS systems, and Nintendo Wii U. Nintendo Switch eShops will not be affected.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.