The Nintendo DSi Shop Will Be Closing In 2017


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Nintendo has put out a notice concerning the Nintendo DSi Shop. The European branch of the company says the handheld’s digital storefront will close in 2017. On September 30, 2016, people will lose the ability to add Nintendo DSi Points to their accounts, and on March 31, 2017, people won’t be able to purchase DSi Shop games. Nintendo hasn’t said when people will lose the ability to redownload purchased DSiWare games to their Nintendo DSi systems.


In the update announcing the DSi Shop’s closure, Nintendo confirmed that Nintendo DSi Points will not be refunded and can not be added to a Nintendo eShop balance. It also reminded people that DSiWare games can be transferred to a Nintendo 3DS if people download the Nintendo 3DS Transfer Tool from the Nintendo DSi Shop and begin a System Transfer on the target Nintendo 3DS system.


The Nintendo DSi Shop launched in 2009, alongside the Nintendo DSi.

Jenni Lada
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