Netflix discontinues Nintendo 3DS and Wii U services. Netflix will formally discontinue its Wii U and 3DS services after nearly a half-year ban from the Nintendo eShop.
The Switch is still Nintendo's primary act, and the older systems are left in the dust as production and use are gradually phased out. Even though the Wii U and 3DS have been replaced by the Switch, there are still some enthusiasts of both platforms and games. However, these consoles can no longer access the popular streaming service Netflix.
Because the 3DS is a mobile system, gamers can play any game while on the go, although specific programs are also available. This includes a web browser as well as YouTube and Netflix applications. All of this enabled Nintendo fans to use a multifunctional system to view episodes based on their favorite franchises, such as the well-known animated series Castlevania. Nonetheless, Netflix has begun to gradually phase off its 3DS and Wii U services. This began with the removal of the Nintendo eShop app in December of last year, and services will be discontinued on June 30th.
Some argue that both platforms are out of date, citing the Wii U's poor sales and the 3DS's 10-year anniversary this year. Others would argue that it was inescapable, and that certain services will discontinue support for the old technology. The official announcement was posted on Nintendo of America's support page, and the news quickly spread on Twitter. Some individuals expressed nostalgia for utilizing the streaming service on these systems to keep up with the news, while others complained that Netflix is no longer available on Nintendo devices.
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