If you still have a Nintendo DSi lying around, you might be disappointed to hear that the online shop will be shutting down for good next year.
Nintendo released a statement earlier today saying that the DSi shop will be shutting down on March 31st, 2017. Unused points will actually be refunded with prepaid cards so that’s a good thing.
“In the future, purchases of Nintendo DSi Ware (below, DSi Ware) are moving from the Nintendo DSi / DSi LL to the Nintendo 3DS series. This includes the redownloading of and the use of functionality of the DSi shop.
In addition, due to the termination of the service, unused “Nintendo DSi points (below, DSi points)”, will be refunded from “Nintendo Points prepaid cards (number) “. With regard to this procedure, it will be determined soon and we will inform you. In addition, DSi Ware is available on the Nintendo 3DS console in the “Nintendo e shop” and will continue to sell.
I am sorry to everyone who used the DSi shop, but we ask that you please acknowledge it humbly. We thank you for your patronage over the long time.”
It’s been many years since the Nintendo DSi came out. Most people would have migrated over to the 3DS with a rumored NX handheld due out in the near future.