Yes it is true. Nintendo recently made the announcement that they will be pulling the plug on wifi for the DS and Wii on May 20th.
This means that online play, free add-ons, and leaderboards will all become inaccessible for DS, DSi, and Wii devices. The shutdown also includes the function of being able to play Wii games on Wii Mode for the Wii U. The games however will continue to function normally while playing offline.
Nintendo made the decision to keep the Wii Shop Channel, Nintendo DSi Shop, and on-demand video service for the time being, but for those who enjoy online play will now be forced to make the switch to the more recent Wii U and 3DS devices.
13 news items
Area Effect Announces Izle for Wii U
Part action, part adventure, all cel-shaded
Nintendo Confirmed As Sponsor For APEX 2015
Another positive step for the Smash competitive scene
Majora's Mask 3D Collector's Edition Contains Skull Kid Figurine
Pre-orders are now open!
Ackk Studios Rings in the New Year with New Y2K footage
Starting the New Year with a bang!
Is Nintendo Making A New Wii U Gamepad?
Recent commercial may have leaked new GamePad model
Zeldathon Relief Announced
Pot smashing for a great cause
Why the Inclusion of The Duck Hunt Dog in Super Smash Bros. Was Brilliant
How the the most hated character in video games rose to the top of the Smash heap
Nintendo Confirms Select Amiibo Have Been Discontinued
Prepare for aftermarket markup!
Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Unlikely to Return to Series
Suspects series will continue without him
New Legend of Zelda Wii U Gameplay Shown at The Game Awards
Who needs Skyrim???
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