Player buys every single Wii U and 3DS eshop game ahead of store closure

The player has bought each one Wii U and on the 3DS eShop before both stores closed.

Popular content creator Girard ‘The Completionist’ Khalil claims that the entire collection was 866 Wii U games and 1547 3DS games.

This equates to 1.2TB of Wii U games and 267GB of 3DS games, DsiWare and DLC. The entire collection cost Khalil $22,791 / £18,715 and took nearly a year to complete.

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From March 27, it will no longer be possible to buy games from the Wii U or 3DS eShops. As revealed VGC analysisup to 1,000 digital-only eShop games will virtually disappear for good when the 3DS and Wii U eShop events end.

Last year Nintendo assured that while events (including downloading free demos and content) will not be possible after March 27 next year, the online service will not 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,” it said.

Khalil used eShop credit cards to add funds to their account because they were afraid their bank would report a high transaction volume. This meant acquiring 464 eShop cards and redeeming them individually for each system.

However, the team ran into a problem where the eShop would only allow one digital wallet to hold $250 at a time, meaning they would have to keep buying games, redeeming cards, and repeating the process about 72 times. “That’s why it’s stupid!” Khalil jokingly says the whole video.

Some of the more notable download-only Wii U exclusives that will be gone forever when stores close include Affordable Space Adventures, Amiibo Tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits, Chasing Aurora, Dr Luigi, The Letter, Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge, Pokémon Rumble U, Pushmo World (Pullblox World in Europe) and Shut the Box.

The list of games disappearing on the 3DS is even bigger. These include 3D-enhanced re-releases of several classic games, including Nintendo’s 3D Classic series, which offered stereoscopic versions of games such as Excitebike, Kid Icarus, and Kirby’s Adventure.

Finally, shutting down the Wii U and 3DS eShops also means shutting down systems that support the Virtual Console service. When this happens, the only Retro Games offered by Nintendo will be available Change Online various applications.