The end is nigh for online network support on the aging Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platforms. Nintendo announced overnight that “online play and other functionality that uses online communication” on those consoles will stop working in “early April 2024,” just over a year after Nintendo shut off downloadable game purchases on both platforms through the eShop.

Source: Wii U, 3DS online servers to shut down in six months

It was just a matter of time, I guess, but it’s unfortunate.