Nintendo DS and Wii Have Officially Lost Wi-Fi Functionality

Nintendo announced earlier this year that their previous generation of systems, the DS and Wii, would be stripped of their Wi-Fi capabilities on May 20, 2014. Well folks, that day has come. This severance of online play will affect hundreds of games, a full list of which Nintendo has compiled here, but the Wii Shop Channel and Nintendo DSi Shop will remain available for the foreseeable future on 3DS and Wii U. For those consumers who swore by Mario Kart Wii’s surprisingly fluent online play, it might be the perfect time to look into that Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle.