The End of an Era: Fans Pay Tribute to the Closure of eShop, Marking the Symbolic End of Wii U and 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop are set to close soon, and it has been a subject of criticism since it was announced a year ago. Nintendo gave users time to make their last digital purchases on these consoles. However, the most dreaded day has arrived, and fans want to pay tribute to the eShop in many ways.

One of the most moving dedications to the 3DS eShop theme song is the piano rendition by MasterSwordRemix. Most of the tributes are fanarts of the friendly eShop mascot, a shopping bag with little legs and a face, totally absent on Switch.

The eShop on the Switch is much faster, better organized, and has many more games than the 3DS and Wii U. Nevertheless, in a few hours, the eShops for the 3DS and Wii U will shut down for good, marking the end of an era.

The youtuber “The Completionist” made the greatest tribute by buying all the Wii U and 3DS games, which cost him over $20,000. The date is especially significant because this week marks the 12th anniversary of the launch of Nintendo 3DS in Europe and North America, marking a symbolic end of cycle.

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