Nintendo Killing Online Support for Wii, DS, and DSi

mario_kart_wii_online Even though we hate to admit it, the Wii U is Nintendo's new console on the block, something like this is to be expected.

As of May 20, 2014, Nintendo will end the online functionality for a lot of Wii, DS and DSi games. Including the likes of Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart DS. You won't be able to play online or even access leaderboards. Even the forgotten Wii Speak and Wii Speak Channel will also be affected.

Good news is that not all online functionality is being shut down. Access to the Wii Shop Channel will still be around and for those of you who use the Wii for your video-on-demand services, such as Hulu and Netflix. These will also not be affected.

Here's a full list of affected titles:

Nintendo DS

  •     100 Classic Books
  •     Animal Crossing: Wild World
  •     Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
  •     Clubhouse Games
  •     Custom Robo Arena
  •     Diddy Kong Racing DS
  •     Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
  •     Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
  •     Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
  •     Fossil Fighters: Champions
  •     Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  •     Mario Kart DS
  •     Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
  •     Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem
  •     Metroid Prime Hunters
  •     Personal Trainer: Walking
  •     Picross 3D
  •     Picross DS
  •     Planet Puzzle League
  •     Pokémon Black Version
  •     Pokémon Black Version 2
  •     Pokémon Diamond Version
  •     Pokémon HeartGold Version
  •     Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
  •     Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
  •     Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
  •     Pokémon Pearl Version
  •     Pokémon Platinum Version
  •     Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
  •     Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
  •     Pokémon SoulSilver Version
  •     Pokémon White Version
  •     Pokémon White Version 2
  •     Professor Layton and the Curious Village
  •     Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
  •     Professor Layton and the Last Specter
  •     Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
  •     Star Fox Command
  •     Style Savvy
  •     Tenchu: Dark Secret
  •     Tetris DS
  •     WarioWare DIY
  •     Nintendo DSiWare
  •     Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!
  •     Metal Torrent
  •     Number Battle


  •     Animal Crossing: City Life
  •     Battalion Wars 2
  •     Endless Ocean
  •     Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep
  •     Excitebots: Trick Racing
  •     Fortune Street
  •     Mario Kart Wii
  •     Mario Sports Mix
  •     Mario Strikers Charged
  •     Pokémon Battle Revolution
  •     Samurai Warriors 3
  •     Sin & Punishment: Star Successor
  •     Super Smash Brothers Brawl
  •     Wii Music
  •     WiiWare
  •     Dr. Mario Online RX
  •     Excitebike: World Rally
  •     LONPOS
  •     Maboshi's Arcade
  •     My Pokémon Ranch
  •     ThruSpace
  •     WarioWare DIY


  •     Wii Speak
  •     Wii Speak Channel