Nintendo recently announced that come next year, their DSi store will no longer be available. The DSi store will close on March 31, 2017. And after September 30, 2016, Nintendo Points will no longer be redeemable.
The DSi store opened up with the release of Nintendo’s DSi, and upgraded version of the Nintendo DS, that had longer battery life, cameras, and more. The store allowed gamers to purchase and download DSiWare, which consisted of third-party games and software. Though most of the store’s content wasn’t the greatest ever, it did give us some pretty great things such as Cave Story, the Art Style series, and Flipnote Studio.
You can think of the DSi store as a pre-eShop, if you will. Now we have the eShop that gives us not only third-party games, but also big releases as well. DSi Ware can even be purchased in the eShop on the Nintendo 3DS.
It seems like Nintendo has been doing a lot of shutting down and replacing lately – I guess the old saying “Out with the old, in with the new” applies here. Nintendo is cleaning stuff up and preparing us for Nintendo’s future, with the release of My Nintendo today which replaces Club Nintendo, and with their latest console rumored to release this year.
What do you think of all these changes Nintendo is doing?