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Nintendo Pocket Football Club Online Services Ending In Japan And Europe




People who love creating and managing their own soccer teams are going to be slightly more limited in their endeavors. Nintendo has announced that the Nintendo Pocket Football Club online services will be ending in both Europe and Japan. The last day of service is March 29, 2019.


Here is the official announcement from Nintendo:


On 29th March, 2019, we will discontinue the online service for Nintendo Pocket Football Club for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. All of the game’s offline features will remain intact even after the shutdown of the online services. We sincerely thank our fans for their support of the Nintendo Pocket Football Club online services, and we look forward to bringing you fun new experiences in the future.


In Nintendo Pocket Football Club, players manage a soccer team. That means recruiting members, determining their training methods with collected cards, playing in practice matches, and taking part in official matches throughout the season. The online portion largely consisted of going to the in-game Airport to set some CPU behavior preferences for your team, heading online, and participating in ranked matches that take place automatically with no input.


Nintendo Pocket Football Club was only released on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan and Europe. Its predecessor, Calciobit, only appeared on the Game Boy Advance in Japan.

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.